Independence Pass closing for winter season on Friday

 

Independence Pass is scheduled to close for the season Friday afternoon.

 The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the brunt of a storm is expected to arrive in western Colorado late Friday, bringing snow to the mountains.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials say it's time to close Colorado Highway 82 over 12,095-foot  Independence Pass with the storm on its way.  The pass, across the Continental Divide, connects Aspen and Twin Lakes.

It is the second-highest pass with an improved road in the state and the fourth-highest paved road in Colorado.

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