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Sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are closed due to rock and mud slides. Crews are working to remove debris.
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It is estimated that approximately 800-900 cubic yards of material remains on the Going-to-the-Sun Road near Big Bend as a result of rock and mud slides on Tuesday afternoon. Approximately 12 slides occurred above The Loop to an area near the Triple Arches. The road is closed from Avalanche Creek to Logan Pass, and it is anticipated to be open by Thursday evening, weather and road conditions permitting.

Almost 150 vehicles were in the area during Tuesday’s incident. One vehicle sustained damage that required a tow truck to remove it from the area and the occupants of that vehicle sustained minor injuries that were attended to at the scene. No one was seriously injured. A short and heavy rain event was reported Tuesday afternoon that triggered the slides.

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Originally posted to National Parks and Wildlife Refuges on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM PDT.

Also republished by Headwaters and J Town.

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