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CALTRANS ANNOUNCES WINTER ROAD CLOSURES

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Dec. 16, 2021- ALPINE, TUOLUMNE, MONO, INYO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed several of its mountain roads in Alpine, Tuolumne, Mono, and Inyo counties for the winter. The following roads closed for the season at 7:00 a.m. this morning:

Scenic Route Seasonal Closures

National Parks Road Closures

The National Park Service has also closed Tioga Pass in Yosemite for the winter.
The recent storms, and accumulation of snow, make the seasonal closures necessary for the safety of motorists and Caltrans crews. The weather conditions on the passes and subsequent road conditions are among the determining factors in the decision to make the seasonal closure. Once the passes are closed for the winter, they will not be reopened until conditions warrant it. Each year, Caltrans crews work diligently to clear debris, remove snow, and make highway repairs in order for the highways to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend.


For the latest road condition information, the radio may be tuned to the Caltrans
Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) at 530 AM, 1610 AM, or 1670 AM or call the Caltrans
Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Real-time conditions are also

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