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Anchorage School District shifts to remote learning again Tuesday, citing road conditions

Following another day of heavy snow for Anchorage and the surrounding areas, the Anchorage School District said Tuesday will again be a remote learning day for its students.

“After meeting with our transportation partners, neighborhood road conditions are not expected to improve for safe travel tomorrow morning,” the district said in a statement Monday evening.

The district said a separate decision about after-school activities will be made by noon Tuesday.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District announced early Tuesday that its school will be open, but bus service will be limited.

This is the second day in a row and the third time since late last week that the district has shifted to remote learning as Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska are in the midst of several rounds of heavy snowfall. The announcement Monday came after the National Weather Service reported close to an additional 9 inches of snow in the city.

Driving conditions have been described by motorists as challenging, with icy ruts under the fresh snow on several city streets.

Monday’s snow came on the heels of last week’s storm totals of more than 2 ½ feet in some places. The early-season storms have put Anchorage on track for the snowiest November on record.

Related: Another heavy snowfall buries Anchorage, closing schools and clogging already bad roads

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