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Alpine Sections of Going-to-the-Sun Road Temporarily Close

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Date: October 9, 2020
Contact: Media Inquiries, 406-888-7895
Contact: Public Inquiries, 406-888-7800

WEST GLACIER, Mont. – The Going-to-the Sun Road will temporarily close between Avalanche Creek and Rising Sun this evening due to inclement weather forecasted.

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast which calls for a cold weather system to arrive in the park Saturday, October 10. The storm is expected to bring rain, high winds, freezing temperatures, and the potential for snow in high elevations.

Based on the current weather forecast, the temporary Going-to-the-Sun Road closure at Avalanche Creek is expected to last at least through Monday, October 12. However, conditions will be evaluated on a continual basis and the closure may be lifted at any time should conditions allow.

The Sun Road is anticipated to remain open between Avalanche Creek and the West Entrance. All east-side park roads remain closed due to COVID-19 operating requirements, including the Sun Road between St. Mary and Rising Sun. Status of all roads in the park is available on the park’s Current Road Conditions webpage.

Visitors are encouraged to prepare for inclement weather if they plan to travel to the park this weekend. Check the weather forecast and park road status before you visit, dress for varying degrees of weather, carry the ten essential emergency items, and be on alert for potential hazards on roadways and trails.

The park will continue to provide updates via the Current Road Conditions section of the park’s website and on Twitter. Visitors should monitor these webpages for up-to-date information. 

Last updated: October 9, 2020

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