Tioga Pass opens from winter closure gate to east entrance of Yosemite

News release

MONO COUNTY— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will reopen the road from the winter closure gate on State Route 120 W (Tioga Pass) to the east entrance of Yosemite National Park today at noon. Caltrans crews have completed ice, snow, and debris removal, as well as rockfall, guardrail, road and culvert repair work on this 13-mile route. Each year, Caltrans crews work diligently to reopen this section of the pass with the traveling public’s safety in mind.

Caltrans District 9 maintains roadway conditions on Tioga Pass from U.S. Hwy 395, west to the east entrance of Yosemite National Park, where Tioga Road begins. Snow removal and road repairs within the park on Tioga Road are currently ongoing, with no estimated date of reopening.

As winter conditions still exist, Caltrans reminds drivers to carry chains and to be prepared for winter driving conditions with a full tank of gas, blankets, water, food, a shovel, gloves, a flashlight, and sand or kitty litter to provide traction in case your vehicle becomes stuck.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

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For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.

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www.dot.ca.gov 

MONO AND INYO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the reopening of several winter pass closures in District 9. Prior to reopening, crews  cleared the roads of snow, then focused on repairing the roadway, guardrail, culverts, drains and signs, due to damage from rockfall, trees, snow and ice.

As several passes continue to be affected by additional snow, rocks, ice and rain, Caltrans crews will evaluate each pass for possible storm closure and additional necessary repairs.

 PASSES OPEN  Subject to storm closure.

    • State Route 4 (Ebbetts Pass)
    • State Route 89 (Monitor Pass)
    • State Route 108 (Sonora Pass)
    • State Route 120W (Tioga Pass) Open to the eastern entrance gate of Yosemite.
    • State Route 120E (Mono Mills Road)
    • State Route 158N (June Lake North)
    • State Route 168W (Bishop Creek)
    • State Route 270 (Bodie Road)

WINTER CLOSURES  In place until further notice.

    • State Route 203 (Reds Meadow)

CRESTVIEW REST AREA is open.

 

 

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