ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Fresh snow drifts, some as high as three feet, forced road crews to close Independence Pass for a few hours Friday morning.

Several vehicles became stuck and a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow went off the highway into a ditch.

Independence Pass on Oct. 23, 2015 (credit: Pitkin County Sheriff's office)

Independence Pass on Oct. 23, 2015 (credit: Pitkin County Sheriff’s office)

CDOT spokeswoman Tracy Truelove told CBS4 more plows were headed up the pass to help rescue those drivers. She said there were no injuries reported.

The pass was closed in both directions for more than two hours.

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CDOT reported six inches of fresh snow overnight hit the area.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.


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