Sep 13, 2013 3:58 PM by Kate Tripp

Rocky Mountain National Park to close down

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Rocky Mountain National Park is closing down and escorting visitors out of the park because of heavy rain there and flooding in neighboring Estes Park.

Superintendent Vaughn Baker said Friday residents of Estes Park and park visitors are using Trail Ridge Road over the Continental Divide to evacuate.

Baker said storms that have knocked out roads and stranded residents on much of Colorado's Front Range has left the park with only limited radio communications.

Baker says all employees inside the park have been accounted for and some have been evacuated from park housing as a precaution.


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