Denver (AP) - Interstate 70 between Denver to Kansas has re-opened but parts of the highway are still slushy and icy in spots.
The highway had been shut down Wednesday after heavy snow fell in parts of the plains.
Areas south and east of the Denver metro area had some of the biggest accumulations. The National Weather Service says 15 inches fell in Arapahoe County near Elizabeth.
Parts of the foothills west of the city got around 3 inches.
In the mountains, Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season Wednesday after days of drifting snow, high winds and temperatures below freezing above 10,000 feet.
Last year it stayed open until Nov. 6. The park says the average winter closing date is Oct. 23.
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