Sep 17, 2010 2:35 PM by KRTV

Snow closes part of Going-To-The-Sun road

The snow in Great Falls and surrounding areas is likely little more than a distraction for most people, but in Glacier National Park, it's forced park officials to temporarily shut down the upper reaches of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The historic route is now closed between Big Bend on the west side of the park and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side due to the recent snow accumulation, which has made the roads unsafe according to park officials.

On a side note, this will be the final weekend of 2010 to drive the entire length of the Sun Road.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for northwest Montana until 6 p.m. on Friday as snow is piling up nicely in and around the tourist attraction.

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