Icy roads initiated some traffic trouble Tuesday morning in the state’s largest city, halting a planned return to classroom teaching for the Anchorage School District. We also have two avalanches that came down on the Klondike highway. Officials say it will take a few days to clear. And in Haines, word of a small landslide along the side of the original slide path as wet weather drenched the region earlier in the week.
As some ASD students prepare for a return to the classroom we speak with Superintendent Deena Bishop about the challenges ahead and the hope that eventually all students will have the opportunity to follow suit this year.
As coronavirus cases surged in Alaska and across the country, Anchorage officials say they were forced to place limits on businesses and everyday life in order to avoid overwhelming hospitals. That decision has been met with both intense criticism and praise. It has also lead to busy Anchorage Assembly meetings with intense crowds.
A mess of weather from high winds to rain and snow washed over the southcentral region on Monday. Heavy rain and strong winds for southeast Alaska, and snow over the southwest where colder temperatures remained through the day. Wet roads will re-freeze and ice up overnight. Drivers should be very careful on roads in and around Anchorage, as well as all across the state.