Ride-along with crews plowing Trail Ridge Road

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- The plows are on the move along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.

They're chewing up 20 feet of snow on the nation's highest continuous paved highway with a goal of opening the road to the public in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Photojournalist Byron Stewart went along with them Thursday and he shows what it takes to remove all that snow: