Rocky Mountain National Park Closed due to Floods in Colorado

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 13, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado has been closed on Friday due to heavy rains, it was reported.

The remaining visitors in the park are being escorted out of the premises amid flooding in nearby Estes Park.

“Our first priority is the well-being of all park visitors and staff,” Superintendent Vaughn Baker told 9 News Friday. “The heavy rainfall and flooding of streams and creeks have saturated the soil and made movement in and around the park a significant safety concern. We hope to reopen as soon as the danger and disruption have passed.”

Trail Ridge Road that connects the park’s west and east sides is open to emergency and official traffic, he said.

The heavy rains and flooding forced the closure of Old Fall River Road at the U.S. 34 junction and several other roads, said the Denver Post.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.