Independence Pass likely closed for season

ASPEN — Aspen is again a dead-end town as the Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Independence Pass, “likely” for the season.

The Colorado Department of Transportation cited 6 inches of snow that has fallen in recent days and drifts up to 4 feet high.

The pass also is seeing continuing blowing snow. A storm is forecast for Sunday and Monday.

On Monday, road crews will determine if reopening the pass is feasible and safe prior to the target closure date on Thursday.

The 12,095-foot pass between Aspen and Twin Lakes is closed for the winter every year. Each spring, CDOT plans the opening of Independence Pass for Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting.



COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.




Search More Jobs






THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy