Snow Stacked High as Crews Begin Plowing Glacier’s Sun Road

A rumbling fleet of snowplows and excavators began the daunting task of clearing Glacier National Park’s roads last week, forging through a winter’s worth of snow and heralding springtime in Northwest Montana as the park prepares its iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road for the summer frenzy.

On the east side, crews are plowing the Two Medicine Road and the Chief Mountain Road, and next week will begin plowing the Many Glacier Road.

Also next week, west side crews will converge on West Glacier to begin scraping the Camas Road before turning their attention to the park’s iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, where a season’s worth of heavy snowfall and spring avalanches will likely slow their progress.