- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ST. MARY, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials say they plan to reopen access to one of the park’s main attractions that had been closed due to a nearby wildfire.

The west side of Going-to-the-Sun Road will open Wednesday to Logan Pass on the Continental Divide.

The east side of the 50-mile road will remain closed from Logan Pass to St. Mary. The 5-square-mile wildfire is burning around the roadway near Lower St. Mary Lake.

Park officials warned visitors to expect delays and traffic congestion with just one way to and from Logan Pass, and they encouraged use of the park’s shuttle buses or guided tours.

Cool weather, rain and high humidity have helped firefighters contain nearly half of the fire, but warmer temperatures Tuesday were expected to increase the fire activity.


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