ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Crews began closing Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park earlier than anticipated on Tuesday due to ice and snow accumulation at higher elevations, 12,110 feet near Rock Cut. The road will close at Many Parks Curve on the east side of the park.

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On the west side, the road will close at Colorado River Trailhead.

Old Fall River Road will also close on Tuesday night.

According to CBS4 Meteorologist Ashton Altieri, the mountains (mainly above 9,00 feet) will also get snow at times through Friday with minor accumulation possible on many peaks and passes above 10,000 feet. This includes the east and west approaches to the Eisenhower Tunnel as well as passes like Berthoud and Rabbit Ears.

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When the roads will reopen remains undetermined.

Call for the status of Trail Ridge Road at 970.586.1222.

Jennifer McRae