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Air Quality Advisory Canceled for Anchorage, Eagle River

Published On: Feb 07 2014 01:03:00 PM AKST   Updated On: Feb 07 2014 01:00:00 PM AKST

By Reporter Corey Allen-Young and Photojournalist Shawn Wilson.  (KTUU-TV)


An air quality advisory issued by Anchorage health officials issued Wednesday for the city and Eagle River was canceled Friday afternoon.

City health officials said recent the air quality advisory was due to potentially unhealthy conditions from airborne dust. The dust had subsised in recent days and is not anticipated to reach unhealthy levels over the weekend, according to the city's Department of Health and Human Services.

City health department spokesperson Jennifer Ruggles said the cancellation pertains only to air quality conditions in the Municipality of Anchorage, and does not affect any guidance issued by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough or the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

More information is available as DHHS monitors conditions from the city’s air quality hotline at 343-4899.