Friday, May 11, 2012

A plow driver's view of the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Plow crews continue to make excellent progress on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. As of yesterday crews had made it up to Big Bend on the west side of the Continental Divide, and were up to Siyeh Bend on the east side. In fact, the park just announced this morning that the road is now open all the way to Jackson Glacier Overlook.

Below is a driver's view of what it's like to operate a snow plow on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This clip, posted by the park, was shot with a GoPro mounted in the cab of the front end loader. I can tell you, I definitely wouldn't want this job:

For the most current list of roads open in the park, please click here.

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1 comment:

  1. Can't they get Obama out there with a shovel? He is big on "Shovel Ready" projects and this could save us a lot of money. :)


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