Independence Pass To Close For Season On Friday

November 3, 2015
Photo: View from Independence Pass (Flickr/CC)(Courtesy Flickr user Carolyn Cuskey/Creative Commons) 
The view from Independence Pass between Aspen and Leadville. 

The Department of Transportation says it plans to close the scenic pass at noon on Friday. But a winter storm is expected to bring snow to the area beginning Tuesday, which could force road crews to close the pass earlier.

The 12,095-foot pass typically remains open until Nov. 7 each year, depending on the weather, and it usually opens the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend.

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