WINTER ROAD CLOSURES
According to a press release from Caltrans, State Route 89 ( Monitor Pass), State Route 108 (Sonora Pass), and State Route 270 (Bodie Road) are closed for the winter as of Wednesday, November 30. Also, according to Yosemite’s Jamie Richards, Tioga and Glacier Point Roads are also now officially closed for the winter. The recent storms, and accumulation of snow, make the seasonal closure necessary for the safety of motorists and Caltrans crews. The weather conditions on the pass and subsequent road conditions are among the determining factors in the decision to make the seasonal closure. Once the pass is closed for the winter, it will not be reopened until conditions warrant. 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. While driving in Yosemite during winter months, drivers also must carry chains regardless of what type of vehicle they are driving.