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Sonora, CA — Three Mother Lode mountain passes will close later today as snow is expected to hit the high country.

Caltrans reports that Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass will close at 11am, east of Lake Alpine. Highway 108 Sonora Pass will be gated off at noon, near Kennedy Meadows.

“It’s to make sure that motorists don’t get stranded up there,” says CALTRANS Spokesperson Angela Deprato. “We are going to be reopening the passes once weather permits, and crews make any necessary repairs to the roads.”

In addition, Yosemite National Park reports that Highway 120 Tioga Pass will close at 6pm.

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