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Independence Pass Closes For The Season After Storm Moves In

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Independence Pass is closed for the season.

Colorado Department of Transportation crews shut the Aspen and Twin Lakes gates on Thursday as a winter storm brought an end to unseasonably warm weather that allowed the pass to remain open more than a week and a half longer than originally planned.

The scenic pass, which reaches an elevation of 12,095 feet, typically is closed Nov. 7. It usually reopens the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend.

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