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Flooding closes Going-to-the-Sun Road

Posted on 25 May 2016

Two feet of snow falls in park

Going-to-the-Sun Road in  Glacier National Park remained open for just two hours Tuesday, before a noon landslide brought logs and debris tumbling across the pavement, according to Glacier National Park spokeswoman Margie Steigerwald.

The road has been closed since. Flooding had first briefly closed the road Monday, although it was later opened to a single lane before being shut down for the night.

Steigerwald said it opened to two lanes of traffic at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Two hours later came the landslide, about two miles northeast of the Apgar Campground.

The area got four inches of rain in 48 hours. 

The storm left two feet of new snow above 6,000 feet in the park.

Going-to-the-Sun has not yet fully reopened for the summer, but visitors can normally drive 16 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche Creek at this time of year.

Snowplow crews have been pulled from the Logan Pass area to help clear the logs and debris off the road near Lake McDonald.

 Glacier National Park Current Road Status as of 11:18AM Mountain Time on 5-25-2016

Glacier National Park Current Road Status
as of 11:18AM Mountain Time on 5-25-2016


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