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Independence Pass Opens In Time For Memorial Day Weekend Drivers

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) - The Colorado Department of Transportation opened Colorado 82 over Independence Pass on Thursday afternoon.

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(credit: CDOT)

CBS4 was there earlier this month when CDOT crews were conducting avalanche mitigation in a helicopter on the upper reaches of the pass.

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Independence Pass (credit: CBS)

Weather permitting, motorists can now travel from the Twin Lakes area near Leadville up to an elevation of 12,095 feet and then down into Aspen.

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(credit: CDOT)

The pass usually closes for the season in October.

LINK: Independence Pass Frequently Asked Questions

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