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East Side of Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road Opens

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WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - The east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is open to vehicle travel during daytime hours, after being closed for more than two weeks due to a fire west of the St. Mary Visitor Center.

Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said Friday the 18-mile stretch of the road from St. Mary to Logan Pass would be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. He cautioned drivers to be aware of firefighting efforts along the road and to travel slowly because smoke may decrease visibility in spots.

Earlier this week, fire crews focused on clearing debris and putting out hot spots in an effort to get the scenic highway reopened.

Mow says access to the road may increase or decrease based on fire activity and safety.

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