Aftershocks an annoyance for Alaska school construction crews

Although almost all Anchorage School District facilities are up and running after last month’s massive southcentral Alaska earthquake, some repair efforts are continuing nearly a month later.

After the Nov. 30 quake, the district closed schools for the following week to assess and repair any damaged caused by the 7.0 magnitude jolt. True to its word, all but two schools were back open for students and staff on Dec. 10.

Nathan Cousineau, a project engineer with Eklutna Construction and Maintenance, credits teachers alongside contractors with aiding in the smooth recovery. He says they did a great job of explaining to the students what was happening, while also being able to work around construction crews and engineers.


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