Dec 25, 2010 9:09 AM by AP

Colorado National Monument reopens to motorized traffic

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) - Colorado National
Monument has reopened the upper portions of the Rim Rock Drive to motorized vehicles.

The monument near Grand Junction closed about 14 miles of the road Dec. 1. to cut plowing and maintenance costs through the winter. But the road will remain open until Jan. 2 because the site hasn't received its normal snowfall so far.
Monument officials are cautioning people to watch out for falling rocks if the rains continue.

The upper part of Rim Rock Drive will be closed New Year's Eve in preparation for a fireworks display to mark the start of events marking the monument's 100th anniversary.

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