Anchorage schools to be closed on Thursday due to snow

Mat-Su area schools opt for remote learning again, with the exception of five schools
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Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 5:48 PM AKST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 10:35 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Anchorage School District announced Wednesday evening that schools and support facilities will again be closed on Thursday, Dec. 8.

“Due to the record snow fall in the last 24 hours, road conditions are not expected to be safe for travel tomorrow morning,” a message to family and staff read. “As a result, all ASD schools and support facilities will be closed Thursday, December 8th. Only emergency staff should report for duty, including all facilities and maintenance staff.”

Thursday morning, district officials decided to also cancel all after-school activities and close all rental facilities.

On Tuesday, Anchorage recordest its snowiest December day since Dec. 20, 1999.

“Unless otherwise announced, schools will reopen on Friday, December 9th,” the school system said in the message.

The snowfall resulted in the closure of Anchorage schools Wednesday, while the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District shifted to a remote learning day.

The Mat-Su district announced early Thursday morning that it will use another remote learning day with the exception of five schools:

  • Trapper Creek Elementary
  • Talkeetna Elementary
  • Willow Elementary
  • Su Valley Jr/Sr High School
  • Glacier View School

This story has been updated with additional information.