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Closures Remain On Two Mother Lode Highways; A Third Reopens

Sonora, CA — The wet, stormy weather continues to wreak havoc on several highways in the Mother Lode, closing down sections of three highways this weekend.

Highway 120, between Hardin Flat Road and the South Fork Tuolumne Bridge, in the Groveland area of Tuolumne County, was closed on Saturday due to the roadway washing out from the heavy rains. On Sunday, crews were able to get one lane open to traffic, as reported here. The final repairs were done on Monday, and the highway fully reopened just after seven this morning.

The other two highways are in Mariposa, where Caltrans crews continue to work on repairs and clearing debris to reopen them as quickly as possible. Caltrans provided these closure updates as of 8 a.m.:

Mariposa County:

Additionally, on Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom added Calaveras County to the list of 34 counties, including Amador, Mariposa and Tuolumne, that had already been declared under a state of emergency, authorizing federal funds.

A National Weather Service Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday for elevations below 4000 feet, with a High Wind Warning lasting until Tuesday at 11 p.m., and thunderstorms are possible, as reported here.

With a limit of ten bags per resident, the Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services reminds the public of these sandbag locations and to bring your own shovel:

Additional resources include:

This post was last modified on 03/14/2023 1:48 pm

Written by Tracey Petersen.

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