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October 31, 2013
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Independence Pass closes due to snowfall

Independence Pass was shut down this morning because of adverse weather conditions, according to Pitkin County authorities.

The Colorado State Patrol made the decision to close the pass, which will remain shutdown “until further notice,” authorities said. The announcement was made at 6:42 a.m.

The scenic leg of Highway 82, which takes motorists to the Continental Divide and Twin Lakes, was officially scheduled to close Nov. 7 before re-opening in May.

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The VailDaily Updated Oct 31, 2013 03:51PM Published Nov 5, 2013 09:08AM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.