Trail Ridge Road reopens after snowy, icy morning

KUSA - September snow and ice closed a portion of Trail Ridge Road this Saturday morning.

According to the Rocky Mountain National Park Twitter account, the iconic road was closed at Rainbow Curve on the east and at the Alpine Visitor Center on the west.

It reopened just after 12 p.m.

The temperature at the 12,000-plus peak was below freezing on Saturday morning -- 28 degrees RMNP said.

Before closing a portion of the heavily traveled highway, the park reported light snow, but icy roads and fog -- not great driving conditions.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check the status of Trail Ridge Road by calling 970 586-1222.

About 100 miles south in Dillon, snow was seen coming down at the Eisenhower Tunnel. Traffic cameras showed no backups or closures there.

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