ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4)– Independence Pass opened for the season on Thursday, just in time for the target date. Crews try to open the pass between Leadville and Aspen by Memorial Day weekend.

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The two-lane, 12,000-foot pass closes for winter every year because of weather and safety concerns.

Independence Pass

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Jennifer McRae