Bridgeport Ca – Travel Alert – The Bomb Cyclone weather pattern that breached the Sierra last night has closed Highway 395 from Bishop California to Bridgeport Ca. Cal trans District 9 has been reporting this closure since last night as high winds and snow made visibility extremely dangerous. reports early that the closure was to the Nevada Border, but as of this morning they have shifted the closure to include Bishop ca. at Gorge Rd 17 miles north of Bishop to to Bridgeport.
As of 11 am
U.S. 395 remains closed from approximately 17 miles north of Bishop to Bridgeport. Caltrans District 9 maintenance crews are working to reopen the highway. We will update our social media channels when we have more information on the closure status. You can also check quickmap.dot.ca.gov or roads.dot.ca.gov for updated information or call 1-800-427-7623.
As a reminder, opening or closing a highway such as U.S. 395 is a joint decision between Caltrans and the CHP. Any changes to the status of a closure, such as when escorted traffic might begin, will only happen when both organizations agree the road is safe enough for vehicle traffic.
For the latest updates on weather conditions in Mono County, please follow US National Weather Service Reno Nevada. For weather conditions in Inyo County, follow US National Weather Service Las Vegas Nevada. For weather conditions in eastern Kern County, follow US National Weather Service Hanford California.
As of 9am Thursday 1/5/23
ATTN DRIVERS: The parameters of the closure on U.S. 395 have changed. At the request of the CHP, the highway is now closed from Gorge Rd., about 17 miles north of Bishop, to Bridgeport.
Caltrans District 9 is also responding to a snow slide near Wilson Butte that is blocking the southbound lanes.
As a reminder, we ask that drivers respect the closure points on U.S. 395 and not attempt to use side roads to get around them, even if directed by navigation software.
Winds reports in the sierra over 120 miles per hour in some location with snow totals ranging from 12″ to 24″. Weather is expected to break a bit this afternoon before clearing up in much of the Sierra Tomorrow. Then again potentially this weekend we will see another snow band.