Essex evacuation order lifted; US 2 reopens

From a note posted by Glacier Park . . .

Good news! U.S. Highway 2 reopened at 6 a.m. today, with pilot cars escorting traffic between mileposts 176.5 at Schellinger and 185 at Bear Creek. Escorted vehicles are not allowed to stop in this area. Call 1-800-226-7623 or 511 or visit for current road status.

BNSF trains and Amtrak are running intermittently. For more information on Amtrak call (800) 872-7245.