Crews plowing through heavy snows on ...

Crews plowing through heavy snows on Trail Ridge Road

There are 12 comments on the Estes Park Trail-Gazette story from Apr 29, 2011, titled Crews plowing through heavy snows on Trail Ridge Road. In it, Estes Park Trail-Gazette reports that:

Park snowplow operators on west side of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park on April 26, 2011.

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Lloyd Brown--Loveland

Frederick, CO

#1 May 1, 2011
Thank you, Kyle, for posting the pictures. Thanks also to the park volunteers and employees who work to make our visits so enjoyable. We are looking forward to an early June drive to the top!
Grab a shovel

Frederick, CO

#2 May 1, 2011
And start shoveling, then, Bub, instead of just shoveling the BS praise blather.
ndk

United States

#3 May 15, 2011
There's still 68" of snow at Bear Lake. I'll be amazed if they get this cleared during May, but wish luck and safety to our Park staff!
Randy Holtzclaw

United States

#4 May 16, 2011
What a beautiful sight, just wish I was their to see and enjoy it. But I'm stuck in Texas for the long hot and dry summer.
Dave

Collinsville, IL

#5 May 20, 2011
Hopefully its cleared soon, we'll be there on vacation June 1st. Why didn't they start plowing sooner?
Jessie navarro

Newton, KS

#6 May 22, 2011
oh my gosh we were just there in Sept it was just breath taking.We want to back again we went all the way to the top.please be safe and thank you for you do for us so we can have a safe and fun trip .
EPMom

Littleton, CO

#7 May 24, 2011
Dave wrote:
Hopefully its cleared soon, we'll be there on vacation June 1st. Why didn't they start plowing sooner?
We have gotten more snow in the last three weeks than we did all winter. There are 17 foot drifts up there right now that weren't there the first week of May!!!! It has nothing to do with the fact that they could or couldn't get up there earlier to plow!!!!
EPMom in Denver

Omaha, NE

#8 May 25, 2011
Mostly it has to do with how lazy people sit around and post instead of grabbing a snow plow and helping out. There are enough people with blades on the front of their truck in Estes Park that if they wanted to, they could get this cleared out in a heartbeat. But instead, people like EPMom from Denver spend their days in front of the computer typing, making excuses for why the road won't be open on the most important holiday for Estes Park of the year. Looks like will be eating oatmeal for breakfast for the next 20 months. Thanks, Romo, for screwing up the one job you are hired to do.
EPMom

Littleton, CO

#9 May 25, 2011
EPMom in Denver wrote:
Mostly it has to do with how lazy people sit around and post instead of grabbing a snow plow and helping out. There are enough people with blades on the front of their truck in Estes Park that if they wanted to, they could get this cleared out in a heartbeat. But instead, people like EPMom from Denver spend their days in front of the computer typing, making excuses for why the road won't be open on the most important holiday for Estes Park of the year. Looks like will be eating oatmeal for breakfast for the next 20 months. Thanks, Romo, for screwing up the one job you are hired to do.
What don't you understand about 17 FOOT drifts????? Since May 5?????? SHEESH!!!!! Yeah--I'll just get my shovel and help scoop the snow!!!!
Denver Mom in Omaha

Omaha, NE

#10 May 25, 2011
I don't understand why we can land on the moon and not get snow cleared off the road by the time temperatures reach 80 degrees on the F scale, not the C scale. Why spend any money on plows, national park, why not just let the sun do the work and open it whenever all the snow is melted off. Instead, we spend all this money on equipment and deisel fuel and paying drivers huge salaries and the road isn't open for three months out of the year. Build a tunnel, put in a snow fence, do something, but business people in Estes Park depend on tourists, not on EPMom whining. Duh!
EPMom

Broomfield, CO

#11 May 25, 2011
I have actually owned a tourist business in Estes Park for 30 years. I love it that someone in Omaha, who doesn't even live here, thinks she knows what she is talking about!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!Oh yeah----17 foot drifts since May 5 must be Global Warming!!!!!
EPMom

United States

#12 May 28, 2011
I have actually owned a store selling crap to tourists in Estes Park for 30 years. Mostly we sell exclamation points!!!! Do you want some!!!! 17-foot drifts or 170-foot drifts - You have one job. Do your job. Good thing you weren't in charge of D-Day, or any other activity which requires work instead of excuses. Get the road open!!!! More exclamation points just to confirm I'm a moron!!!!

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