Independence Pass closes for the season |

Independence Pass closes for the season

The Colorado Transportation Department closed Independence Pass for the winter season after snow covered the Aspen region Wednesday morning.
Jeremy Wallace/The Aspen Times |

The winter storm that’s blanketing the area today has prompted the Colorado Department of Transportation to close Independence Pass for the winter season.

CDOT had scheduled to close the scenic stretch of Highway 82 on Friday. But with snow forecast of up to 15 to 20 inches through Thursday, it opted to close it this morning, officials said.

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