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Snow Closes Sonora Pass

Sonora, CA — One of the area mountain passes is closed due to snow this morning.

Highway 108 Sonora Pass is closed at Kennedy Meadows. Rain is expected to linger in the foothills today and snow in the very high elevations. One area that officials are watching closely is the Butte Fire burn area, where flooding is a possibility.

As reported first yesterday, the Calaveras County Public Works Department has opened a sand bag station in Mountain Ranch to assist in flood control for structure protection. This service is free to county residents with proof of residency.

Individuals can get up to 20 free bags at the filling station located at Mountain Ranch Community Park on Washington Street today from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.