Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10:12 PM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News
Updated: Jul 20, 2012 10:15 PM
WEST GLACIER- The entire Going to the Sun Road is once again open after mudslides closed a portion of the landmark on Tuesday.
But, Glacier National Park officials are preparing for weather conditions that could lead to even more road closures.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for the park until midnight Friday and a Park spokesperson says the park already has a standard safety plan set in place, and added that employees are reviewing it and making sure they're ready in case of a storm.
The weather expected to hit late Friday could create dangerous conditions on the roads which could again force closures.
"It would have to be an event similar to Tuesday, [a] major rock and mud slides coming down onto the road, where it wouldn't be safe for vehicles to travel on the road anymore. We're communicating with all the park staff and visitors and making sure everyone's aware of the flash flood watch, and that they're prepared for severe weather conditions," spokesperson Jennifer Lutman explained.