TRAFFIC ADVISORY – MOUNTAIN PASS CLOSURES -STATE ROUTE 4/EBBETTS PASS AND ROUTE 108/SONORA PASS
STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) closed State Route 108/Sonora Pass and State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass at about noon on Thursday, May 20, 2021, due to an approaching storm that is expected to linger into the weekend.
There is no estimated time when the passes will be reopened, though barring unforeseen circumstances, District 10 Maintenance expects to have both passes reopened prior to Memorial Day weekend.
State Route 89/Monitor Pass is open.
According to our partners at the National Weather Service, Sierra passes could pick up 2 to 4 inches of snow with this system. They also say mountain snow showers and isolated thundersnow are possible Thursday, May 20 into early Friday, May 21, 2021, which could cause travel impacts, especially at the higher mountain elevations for hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts.
This is a good time to remember these tips:
• Slow down on rain or snow slick roads to prevent spin outs.
• Allow for extra travel time.
• Carry chains at all times.
• Visibility decreases in snow showers.
• Carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing.
For road conditions, visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov. or call 1-800-427-7623.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.