Summer may not be over, but Trail Ridge Road is already closed due to snow

The closure will begin at 7:30 p.m. Park officials have not said when it will reopen.

Cars drive along Tundra Curves in Rocky Mountain National Park on Aug. 5, 2018, in Estes Park.
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Denverites may still be experiencing 90-degree heat, but winter is coming to the High Country.

Trail Ridge Road, the iconic, high-altitude pass-through in Rocky Mountain National Park, will close Wednesday night due to weather, the National Park Service said on Twitter.

The closure, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will go from Milner Pass on the west side, about 12 miles from the Grand Lake entrance, to Rainbow Curve on the east side, the tweet said.

Forecasts for Trail Ridge/Alpine Visitor Center call for snow showers overnight, with lows down to 29 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Old Fall River Road, also in Rocky Mountain National Park, will close Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., the park service said.

National Park officials did not say when they expect the roads to reopen.

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