PITKIN COUNTY — According to CDOT, Independence Pass closed on Wednesday due to a mudslide clean-up.
CDOT is telling drivers not to use Cottonwood Pass, Hagerman, or McClure Pass. Instead, drivers should follow the northern alternate route on Hwy 13.
Pitkin Community Traffic Alert - Independence Pass Closed both directions between MM47-72 due to mudslides. Visit https://t.co/WJ05yEYU9Q for alternate routes. Expected length of this event is unknown.— Pitkin Co. Sheriff (@PitkinSheriff) August 4, 2021
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The pass is closed during the winter from November to May due to weather and safety. It usually reopens right before Memorial Day.
This is a developing story.