Sonora, CA — Three Mother Lode mountain passes are closed for the winter.
Caltrans has closed both Highway 108 Sonora Pass and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass for the winter. Highway 108 is closed at Kennedy Meadows, Highway 4 is closed after the Mount Reba turnoff. Highway 89 over the Monitor pass is also closed for the winter. Caltrans Spokesperson Angela DaPrato says the decision was made, “based on the safety of our motorists and CalTrans crews.” She says Caltrans hopes to open the passes by Memorial Weekend in the Spring of 2014.
Yosemite National Park officials shut down Highway 120 Tioga Pass at Crane Flat has been closed since mid November.