Author Topic: Going to the Sun Road - Snow Closure, 9-28-2019  (Read 1946 times)

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Offline jamawani

Going to the Sun Road - Snow Closure, 9-28-2019
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:16:31 pm »
Going to the Sun Road is currently closed.
due to an early, severe winter storm.
Snow amounts in higher elevations may top 2 feet.

Part of GTTS was closed for the past two weeks for construction.
It was supposed to reopen on Sept. 29th, but that will be delayed.
The fall closure date for 2019 was Oct 21; however,
If there is significant snowfall it may not be plowed this late.

Folks who are not from the Intermountain West
may be surprised that park roads close this early.
The can  - - - and they do.

Although there will be a few more weeks of nice weather,
cyclists should be aware of rapidly changing weather in the fall.
Almost every year there are instances of the weather changing
From sunny and 75 to blizzard conditions - - in 24 hours or less.

I've ridden Going to the Sun dozens of time -
Including this summer.
It is a jewel.
But one that requires great care.