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Plows make quick progress on Sun Road in Glacier Park

April 13, 2019

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Crews are making good progress in plowing open the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.

The Flathead Beacon reports that plows advancing up the west side of the road were already past The Loop as of Friday, while east side plow crews were working in St. Mary to clear snow that fell earlier this week.

The 50-mile (80-kilometer) Alpine highway is currently closed to vehicles between the Lake McDonald Lodge and Rising Sun.

Plowing on the west side of the park began on April 1.

Although plow crews are making quick progress on the Sun Road, it will still be at least two months before people can drive to Logan Pass. Due to pavement work this year, the earliest Logan Pass will be accessible by car will be June 22.

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Information from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com