May 30, 2023

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Clearing Colorado’s mountain roads for summer traffic

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National Park Service crew member Arnie Johnson works to clear the snow off the Trail Ridge Road using the two-stage snowblower attachment to the tractor inside Rocky Mountain National Park on May 10 near Estes Park. The highest continuous paved highway in the U.S., connecting Estes Park and Grand Lake, opened on Thursday. (Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado mountain travelers, start your engines. 

It’s taken weeks for crews to clear the winter’s snowfall from high-country passes, and several connectors are opening in time for Memorial Day drivers.

Snow scrapers across the state have cleared not just the winter’s snow but recent accumulation from spring storms to get roads open by the holiday weekend. On Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road,…

Jason Blevins

2023-05-26 04:02:00

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