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Beaver dam fails, travel in Glacier impacted


May 28, 2016

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — For tourists trying to get to some sights in Glacier National Park, it’s been a dam inconvenience.

Travel along part of a popular route through the Montana landmark was limited for the fourth straight day Thursday after heavy rains caused a large beaver dam to fail and wash debris down a hillside early Wednesday, rangers said.

The mudslide dragged dozens of trees and debris onto the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road on the west side of the park, near some heavily used sights such as Lake McDonald, Lake McDonald Lodge, Apgar Visitor Center, Apgar Campground and vari...

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