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Section of Sonora Pass Opened

Tuolumne County, CA — Motorists can travel farther on Highway 108 Sonora Pass. Caltrans crews have worked to clear debris along the highway up to Kennedy Meadows.

Although there has not been much snow this winter, Caltrans Spokesperson Angela DaPrato says crews have plenty to work on to get the entire pass opened.

“We haven’t had that much snow, but still there is some debris and rocks they need to remove,” says DaPrato, “With the type of equipment that they use it’s hard to get up to the higher elevations so they need to keep the pass closed to get up there and remove those items. Also, they do striping work along the road.”

However, DaPrato says the entire pass could open early this year.  Typically, Caltrans tries to have Sonora Pass and Highway 4 Ebbett’s Pass completely opened by Memorial Day Weekend.  Yosemite National Park Officials say crews will start plowing operation for Highway 120 Tioga Pass on April 15.  That is when an assessment of the roadway will be done so officials will have a better idea of when the entire pass can be opened for the summer.

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