Everyone tried as much as humanly possible to overcome the snow, avalanches, and fog, but volcanic ash is another matter altogether. Even at my house in South Anchorage the snow is completely grey. Brush the surface and you see the white. Not pretty.
Now I just hope the athletes and staff can get home in a timely manner. Redoubt has popped off twice in the last 5 hours. I live a couple miles from the Anchorage Airport, and I'm willing to bet they're shut down.
I was skiing at a ski bump north of town with my daughter and hadn't heard anything until I literally drove into what looked like a mild sandstorm a mile or so from my house. Guess I'll be changing the air filter and oil in the next couple days.