Caltrans opens Sonora Pass

sonorapassSONORA PASS (STATE ROUTE 108) OPEN    (Press Release

Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the packed winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass.

The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opeing of the pass for motorists who utilize this route.

Caltrans crews responsible for the pass opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities this part of California has to offer.

For the latest in highway information please visit Caltrans QuickMap site at or call our Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).     For the safety of our workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone and Move Over when possible and safe to do so.




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4 Responses to Caltrans opens Sonora Pass

  1. Sierra Lady April 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Yay! Good job Caltrans crews!! 🙂

    We’re excited about the early openings of the passes (Tioga scheduled to open approx. 5/11 per the Fresno Bee), but sad about the lack of snow and lack of water that will cause this summer. 🙁

  2. Don April 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Good job Caltrans on Sonora Pass!!! Sonora, Tioga and Ebbitt’s Passes are all incredible and these openings are a true sign that Spring is here… Driving 395 and looking up into the mountains, seeing the light snow pack, reminds me of 1976-1977… Monitor Pass has little snow…

  3. Tourbillon April 25, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    Most people do not realize how non-trivial it is to get these passes cleared. Difficult if not dangerous. The crews who get this done earn every dime.

  4. Mark April 26, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I’m hearing rumors of a combo DFW / DUI check point on 395 this weekend.

    Makes me wonder if DFW will be checking ice chest and counting fish. That would be crazy. Stocking trout really does stimulate the economy 😉


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