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About 10 Vehicles Trapped In Slides On Going-to-the-Sun Road In Glacier National Park


Mud and rock slides have closed a section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier. The section in red was closed as of 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Tuesday. NPS graphic.

A heavy downpour Tuesday triggered some mud and rock slides along the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, trapping about 10 vehicles and requiring at least one visitor to be taken to a hospital.

After the slides the road was closed between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass, according to a park release. The closure was expected to last at least through the night as crews worked to clean up the debris.

Word of several mud and rock slides along approximately 5 miles of the Sun Road above The Loop to an area near Triple Arches reached Glacier National Park Dispatch about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Park rangers, road contractors, and other Park Service employees responded to the incident. Two visitors sustained minor injuries and were attended to by park rangers, and a visitor with diabetic needs was transported to a medical facility by Three Rivers Ambulance.

Park officials say one of the vehicles trapped needed to be towed out of the area.

For updates, park officials suggest you check on the Glacier website.

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