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Mountain Passes Closing Due To Weather

Sonora, CA — Caltrans will temporarily close Highway 108 Sonora Pass and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass at noon today.

Caltrans spokesperson Rick Estrada says it is due to impending wet weather.

The National Weather Service reports a late season storm advisory has been issued for the Sierra Nevada through 11pm. Snow accumulations of 3-6 inches are expected at the highest elevations. The snow is expected to move in by this afternoon and then taper off by late evening.

After the storm system passes Caltrans will make a determination when to re-open the mountain passes. Yosemite National Park officials were not immediately available regarding the status of Highway 120 Tioga Pass.