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800 pound boulder falls on Going-to-the-Sun Road

Published On: Jul 03 2014 11:52:34 AM MDT
Updated On: Jul 03 2014 12:11:25 PM MDT
WEST GLACIER, Mont. -

Park employees responded to a fallen boulder on the Going-to-the-Sun Road Wednesday night.  At approximately 10:30 p.m. park dispatch received a report of a large pile of snow and a very large boulder blocking the west-bound lane of the road approximately 1.5 miles west of Logan Pass.  No injuries or damage were reported.  
 
Park road crew members removed the snow and boulder by 1:30 a.m. this morning.  The boulder was estimated to be approximately 800 pounds.  
 
The Going-to-the-Sun Road was opened to vehicle access to Logan Pass at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Travelers along the road are reminded to drive with care.  Standing or walking   on snow along the road is strongly discouraged, as is parking or stopping in areas of snow located above the road.  
 
There are vehicle size restrictions on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.  Vehicles, and vehicle combinations, longer than 21 feet or wider than 8 feet are prohibited between Avalanche Campground and Rising Sun.  Vehicles over 10 feet in height are not advised to travel west from Logan Pass.

This release was sent out Glacier National Park.