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  • Logan Pass water system temporarily down

    The water system will shut down Tuesday afternoon, July 22, and the temp system is anticipated to be working by the weekend. Visitors should bring water or refillable water bottles. There will be some water available to refill bottles in the parking lot. More »

  • St. Mary Visitor Center temporarily closed

    It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.

Flash Flood Warning Issued for St. Mary

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Date: August 16, 2006
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. –The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning for the Red Eagle burn area and the town of St. Mary. In response to this warning, officials from Glacier National Park have issued a mandatory evacuation for employees in the St. Mary National Park Service housing and compound areas.

The Glacier County sheriff’s office coordinates the emergency response for the town of St. Mary.

The Going-to-the-Sun Road is open. However, the park is limiting vehicular access and no oversized vehicles can enter at St. Mary; oversized vehicles currently at Rising Sun and at the St. Mary campground are being relocated to other areas of the park. Loop A of the St. Mary Campground is closed. The St. Mary Visitor Center is also closed and the Native America Speaks program scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight has been cancelled.

According to the NWS, a flash flood warning means that flooding or mud and debris flows are imminent or are already occurring. Residents living along streams and creeks are advised by the NWS to move to higher ground and to take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

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