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Update: Independence Pass remains closed through weekend

The Independence Pass winter gate on Colorado Highway 82, which is 5 miles east of Aspen, will be closed until at least Monday. The pass tops out at 12,095 feet.

The first closure of the season for Independence Pass will last through the weekend and conditions will be updated Monday, local officials said Saturday morning.

The pass, which peaks out at 12,095 feet, closed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday officials sent out an update that the closure would be “reassessed Monday morning,” according to an alert from Pitkin County.

Colorado Highway 82 is closed at the winter gate, which is 5 miles east of Aspen. Forecasts call for snow on and off through the weekend.



The pass traditionally closes for the winter season in early to mid-November.

For updated road closure information, visit cotrip.org or call 511 from anywhere in the state.


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