Independence Pass re-opens Tuesday after overnight storm
Independence Pass east of Aspen reopened Tuesday morning after an overnight closure that started Monday evening.
The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center had crews up the pass Tuesday morning, and CDOT crews were up plowing and sanding the road.
CDOT said it will monitor the weather conditions daily “to determine if the pass can stay open.”
The winter gate 5 miles east of Aspen was closed Monday at 7 p.m. for safety reasons and possible weather conditions.
CDOT is trying to keep the pass open while the Grand Avenue Bridge detour is in place in Glenwood Springs. The detour is expected to end ahead of schedule in early November.
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