PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Independence Pass is closed for the season, which means it won’t open again until 2019.

The 12-thousand foot pass is located on Highway 82 east of Aspen. Snow prompted the closure over the weekend and will keep it closed.

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Independence Pass historically closes for the season sometime during the early to mid part of November.

Crews typically try to open the pass before Memorial Day weekend.


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