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Snow, ice close two Rocky Mountain National Park roads

Areas above 9,500 feet are getting an early taste of winter after a storm system moved into Colorado.

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Two high mountain roads in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) are closed due to ice and snow accumulation.

RMNP said park rangers began to close Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road Tuesday night after snow and ice began to accumulate near Rock Cut on Trail Ridge Road. Rock Cut has an elevation of 12,110 feet.

Closures on Trail Ridge Road will be at Many Parks Curve on the east side of the park and Colorado River Trailhead on the west side of the park, according to RMNP rangers.

Travelers can check the Trail Ridge Road recorded status line at 970-586-1222 for updated road conditions.

RELATED: An approaching storm will bring cooler weather and rain and snow

A cold front moved into Colorado early Wednesday morning.

Colorado's mountains will see rain and snow showers in the coming days while the Denver area will have a chance of showers Wednesday with cooler highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

Credit: Pikes Peak Summit House
Snow accumulates at the top of Pikes Peak on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
Credit: Pikes Peak Summit House
Snow accumulates at the top of Pikes Peak on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

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