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Glacier National Park closes to all visitors

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 13:55:51-04

Montana's signature National Parks are closed.

After Yellowstone National Park closed Wednesday, park officials at Glacier National Park closed the park at 5 p.m. on Friday and will be closed to all park visitors until further notice.

Park officials said in a news release that US Highway 2 inside the park boundary will remain open.

The closure is an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our state, county, and tribal partners and, based on current health guidance, temporarily closed the park,” said Glacier Superintendent Jeff Mow. “We will continue to work with our state, county, and tribal partners as this crisis continues and we will coordinate with them on when it will be safe to reopen the park.”

Yellowstone National Park officials announced that it is closed until further notice.