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Weather Temporarily Closes Portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Date: September 21, 2006
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Officials at Glacier National Park report that the Going-to-the-Sun Road has been temporarily closed from Big Bend to Logan Pass due to heavy snow. Officials will reopen this section as soon as conditions permit.

Visitors are reminded that a short 2.5 mile segment of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is also closed to traffic between Siyeh Bend and Logan Pass for road construction. Visitors can still travel 28 miles from West Glacier to Big Bend and 15.5 miles from St. Mary to Siyeh Bend.

Current road conditions are available on the park’s Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm. Conditions are also available by calling 511, the Montana Department of Transportation Traveler Information System. If your phone does not support 511, call 1-800-226-7623. Both numbers are toll-free. Select "Glacier Park Tourist Information" from the main menu to hear Glacier’s road report.

For further information on the Sun Road and Glacier National Park, visit the park’s Web site at www.nps.gov/glac or call 406-888-7800.

Did You Know?

Snow can fall at any time of the year in Glacier

Did you know that eight inches of snow fell during one night in Glacier's high country in August, 2005? The weather forced hundreds of backpackers out of the backcountry.