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Freezing rain closes schools, bus routes and roads

By KTVA CBS 11 News 5:13 PM December 5, 2013

Update: The worst of the freezing rain is over for Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley

Update, Thursday 5 p.m.

Anchorage police reopened the Glenn Highway at the Hiland Road exit.

Update, Thursday 3 p.m.

Outbound Glenn Highway at the Hiland Exit is closed. Anchorage police shut it down to allow highway crews to sand the lane. Traffic is being diverted onto Hiland Road.

People Mover bus service resumed except for Route 102. Passengers should expect significant delays and reroutes.

MASCOT canceled it’s bus service.

University of Anchorage Alaska canceled evening classes and activities except for the women’s basketball game.

State employees in Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley are being sent home early.

The worst of the freezing rain is over for Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley according to the National Weather Service. Roads will remain icy all night.

Original story 

ANCHORAGE – Poor road conditions closed schools and bus routes in Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley Thursday morning.

The Anchorage School District said all district schools are closed following freezing rain and ice buildup on roads citywide. The Mat-Su Borough School District is also closed with the exception of five area schools: According to a notice on the district’s website, Glacier View, Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Su Valley and Willow schools will remain open.

Classes are also still in session at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the university announced.

The poor road conditions prompted AnchorRIDES to cancel all but essential trips Thursday morning. Anchorage People Mover riders should “expect delays,” the service posted to its official Twitter account.

The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for parts of Southcentral Alaska through Thursday evening.

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