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Glacier warns of avalanche danger along Sun Road

Staff WriterMay 25, 2019

Glacier National Park officials are warning vistors to take precautions when traveling in bear and avalanche country along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Hikers and bikers need to be particularly attuned to avalanche-related hazards, the park warned in a media release.

This spring, the park has received multiple reports about close encounters with avalanches along the Sun Road and in the backcountry. Plow crews and visitors have encountered multiple avalanches crossing areas already plowed in the last two weeks, particularly in the Triple Arches area.

Avalanches that begin out of sight near the tops of the highest peaks can impact the road thousands of vertical feet below without warning. Snow avalanches on the Sun Road corridor are capable of reaching the road and depositing debris piles more than 30 feet deep.

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