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May 22, 2014
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Independence Pass is open

Work went better than planned and weather stayed calm, so the Colorado Department of Transportation was able to open Independence Pass two hours ahead of schedule, at noon Thursday. CDOT’s target opening date each year is the Thursday prior to Memorial Day.

CDOT urges travelers to continue to check conditions and travel alerts on www.cotrip.org before heading out, as passes can close temporarily due to adverse conditions. In addition, a good deal of snow that will continue to melt as temperatures on the pass increase. Motorists, particularly motorcyclists, should be mindful of possible icy conditions.


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The Post Independent Updated May 26, 2014 09:59AM Published May 22, 2014 10:00AM Copyright 2014 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.