Friday, March 31, 2023

Significant avalanche in Montana’s Glacier National Park strands cyclists for eight hours

A group of cyclists spent hours stranded on the other side of an avalanche in Montana’s Glacier National Park on Monday.

It happened at Triple Arches on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The park closed the road to pedestrians and cyclists earlier in the day after a separate rock slide blocked the road but 13 cyclists were already beyond the road closure at that time.

It took about eight hours for road crews to clear the rock slide and cut a path through the avalanche debris so the stranded cyclists could head back down the mountain. Officials say they were cold but in good spirits and no one was injured.

Glacier National Park is reminding people to always pack extra food, bring extra clothes and learn about potential hazards that might exists in the area they plan to visit.

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