Independence Pass to close Thursday |

Independence Pass to close Thursday

With a winter storm in the forecast, the Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that Independence Pass will close for the winter at noon on Thursday, Nov. 17.

The seasonal closure of State Highway 82 between Aspen and Twin Lakes was originally slated for Nov. 7, but unseasonably warm temperatures allowed the date to be pushed back. The pass typically reopens for the summer in the week before Memorial Day.