Make way: Going-to-the-Sun Road nearly clear


Plows clear Going-to-the-Sun Road at Glacier National Park on Wednesday. The Big Drift, remnants from previous snowfall, still had 60 feet of snow covering the start of the east-side descent last week.

Christian Tranel said it takes nearly two weeks to remove all the snow down to the pavement. Motorists will likely have to wait until the end of June or early July before being allowed on the upper elevations.

Christian Tranel operates a plow near Logan Pass. On the east side of the park, visitors can access the first 12 miles from St. Mary to Jackson Glacier Overlook.