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Anticipated winter storm prompts Glacier NP closures

Winter storm warnings prompt temporary closures
Posted at 12:04 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 20:31:22-04

Winter storm warnings have prompted some temporary closures at Glacier National Park.

Park officials say that the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

The Many Glacier campground closed at 12 p.m. on Thursday and the Two Medicine Campground will close Friday morning.

While St. Mary Campground remains open, park officials are advising against camping there.

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon for the West Glacier Region.

Heavy snow is possible with total snow accumulations of 16” to 25” possible. Gusty winds to 40 mph will cause low visibility.

The National Weather Service notes that travel could be very difficult to impossible.

The Going-to-the-Sun Road remains closed until Sept. 29 between Avalanche Creek to Logan Pass on the westside for pavement preservation.

There is no hiker/biker access during this closure.