Wintry weather restricts access to some parks in Southwest

Posted at 2:41 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 16:41:38-05

PHOENIX - Wintry weather is restricting access to some national park sites in the the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest.

National Park Service sites announcing they were closed Saturday included Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico and Arches National Park in southern Utah .

At Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, officials said 25 miles of State Route 64 between Grand Canyon Village and Desert View were closed and that other park roads were plowed but snowpacked and icy.

Bandelier officials cited both accumulated snow and continued snowfall. Arches officials said crews were working to clear the entry road of snow and ice.