ALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) closed State Route 89 from the junction of Route 4 to U.S. 395 (Monitor Pass) at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, to protect public safety due to incoming
Caltrans will evaluate and determine whether to reopen Monitor Pass or keep it closed for the winter season after this weather system passes. The National
Weather Service forecasts heavy snow, gusty winds, dangerous travel conditions and traffic delays in the mountains Wednesday night into Thursday with a
second major storm expected Saturday into Sunday.
Route 4/Ebbetts Pass, Route 108/Sonora Pass, and Route 120/Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park currently are closed for the winter. Motorists are advised to be prepared when traveling in areas subject to hazardous conditions. All vehicles, including those with four-wheel drive or snow tires, must carry
chains and be prepared to install them when traveling during snowy weather.
For the latest information on road closures and conditions, visit the Caltrans Quick Map website at Quickmap.dot.ca.gov or download the app to your smartphone. You can also call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).