ASD cancels outdoor activites for Friday, Aug. 30

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 16:31
  • The Swan Lake Fire burns near the Sterling Highway on Friday, August 16, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / ADN)

UPDATE (2 p.m. Friday): Chugiak’s Friday football game against Bartlett has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.

Original story:

The Anchorage School District has canceled all outdoor after-school activities for Friday due to heavy smoke in the Anchorage area. Practices and games that can be moved indoors may still proceed, according to an ASD spokeswoman.

“It’s reading solidly ‘unhealthy’ in Anchorage,” ASD spokeswoman Morgan Duclos said of air quality readings in the area.

Friday’s cancellations mark the third time outdoor activities have been disrupted due to poor air quality. The district was also forced to cancel games last Tuesday and Friday due to the heavy smoke, which is drifting into the area from the Swan Lake wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula.

On Friday afternoon, Duclos said the district was in the process of rescheduling Friday’s events for Saturday and will post an updated schedule on the district’s website once that process is completed.

“Our plan is to reschedule some of the games for tomorrow,” she said.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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