Update: Two Passes Reopened
Sonora Pass Sign
Update 2:45 p.m.: Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass has also been reopened by Caltrans. Motorists were allowed to travel the roadway beginning at 2 p.m. Caltrans spokesperson Rick Estrada says, “If a storm was to come through — or a risk of a good amount of snow falling — the roadway could be closed again.”
Tuolumne County – Motorists can travel Highway 108 Sonora Pass once again. Caltrans opened the roadway at noon Friday. Crews have cleared the winter snow, debris and finished road repairs. Caltrans touts it is just in time for the trout fishing season, which begins Saturday, April 25. As for Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass, Caltrans spokesperson Rick Estrada says, “We are awaiting word from road crews as to the condition of the pass and when it can be reopened.”
Highway 120 Tioga Pass remains closed. Yosemite National Park spokesperson Scott Gediman explains, “There is a fair amount of snow at the real high elevations and we are still seeing freezing conditions at night…there is still snow showers predicted at the end of next week, so we are just going to monitor it for the next couple of weeks and continue to plow it.” Gediman reports there is no anticipated date for the highway to reopen.