VIDEO: Memorial Day Avalanche Strands 13 Road Bikers In Glacier National Park

VIDEO: Memorial Day Avalanche Strands 13 Road Bikers In Glacier National Park

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VIDEO: Memorial Day Avalanche Strands 13 Road Bikers In Glacier National Park

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An avalanche on the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Triple Arches in Glacier National Park trapped 13 cyclists on the far side of the debris for several hours on Memorial Day. No injuries were reported.

KBZK reports a rockslide from earlier in the day blocked the road going the other direction so the cyclists couldn’t backtrack. Those caught in the middle had to patiently wait for emergency crews to clear the road. Some of the trapped bikers chose to risk it and climb over the debris to continue their ride but park officials warn against such actions:

“If you see fresh snow on the side of the road or across the road, even if you are excited about your bike trip, turn around. Take responsibility for your safety and though disappointing, plan on heading out another day. Biking along the Going-to-the-Sun Road is not the same as an easy bike trip around town.” -Chief Ranger Paul Austin

 

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