Caltrans opens Tioga, Sonora, and Monitor
Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open, Monitor Pass (SR 89), Sonora Pass (SR 108) and Tioga Pass (SR 120).
Caltrans opened the passes for the spring season on Friday, April 17th, 2015 but closed the passes last week due to weather conditions.
Caltrans crews responsible for the road opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities California has to offer.
Winter weather and road conditions can change rapidly. Motorists should expect the worst conditions and be prepared when traveling in areas subject to hazardous conditions. All vehicles, including those with four-wheel drive or snow tires should, additionally, carry chains when traveling during snowy weather.
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Sonora and Tioga Passes Closing today
Caltrans will be closing State Route 108, Sonora Pass at 4pm today (Wednesday, May 13th). Caltans officials indicate this closure is due to a incoming storm. In addition, Yosemite National Park will close State Route 120, Tioga Pass at 8pm tonight in advance of expected adverse weather.
Caltrans reminds folks that as is often the case this time of year, closure of mountain passes occur due to weather conditions. Caltrans notes that crews closely monitor highways to determine if it is safe for the traveling public.
cover photo by Gary Young. www.garyyoungphotography.com
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Tioga and Sonora Pass close
Tioga Road and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closed. Caltrans shuts down 108, Sonora Pass.
The Tioga Road and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are temporarily closed due to snow and icy conditions. A storm system in the area necessitated the temporary closure. The park is currently receiving snow at the higher elevations. Both roads will remain closed throughout today (Thursday) and will open when conditions permit safe travel. There is no estimated time for the roads to reopen. For updated, 24-hour road conditions, please call 209-372-0200.
Caltrans has closed state route 108, Sonora Pass. Caltrans notes that the route will be reopened after Caltrans can assess the roadway after the storm passes.
cover photo by Gary Young. Yosemite National Park. garyyoungphotography
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Tioga pass opening to the park gate today (4/15)
Provided by Mono County Sheriffs Department.
We have had some inquiries on the opening dates of our local mountain passes.
The lower section of Tioga Pass, Hwy 120 West, will open from Lee Vining to park entrance gate today (4/15) by 5:00pm. Tioga Pass from the park entrance gate into Yosemite National Park remains closed as plowing and winter debris removal continues. As soon as we get updates on the full opening, we will ensure to pass the information along.
Sonora Pass, Hwy 108, is scheduled to tentatively open on Friday, 4/17. This opening is weather permitting.
Weather conditions can change at an instant throughout the Eastern Sierra. Please remember to check our local road conditions before heading out on your traveling journey! Happy and Safe Travels! – Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer
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