Update: All Mountain Passes To Close
Update at 2:35 p.m.: Caltrans has followed Yosemite National Parks lead and has announced it will also close the two passes it oversees on Thursday. Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass will be shut down at Lake Alpine at noon while the gate to Highway 108 Sonora Pass will come down at Kennedy Meadows at midnight. Caltrans does not give an estimated time as to when the roadways may reopen but notes that it will depend on favorable weather in the area. Details on the closure of Highway 120 Tioga Pass is below.
Original post at 1:15 p.m.: Yosemite, CA – In anticipation of wet wicked weather hitting the Sierra Nevada Mountains one pass will close tomorrow.
Yosemite National Park reports it will close Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road, which is the Highway 120 entrance to the park, at 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 2nd.
Park officials detail that with heavy winter storm activity expected through Sunday (Nov. 5) will keep the roadways closed through the weekend. Crews will evaluate the road conditions on Monday (Nov. 6) and determine when the roadway can be reopened to travelers. Additionally, no overnight parking on either roadway is permitted.
There is no word from Caltrans as to whether Highway 108 Sonora Pass or Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass will follow suit and shut down but Clarke Broadcasting has put in calls to find out.
Road conditions can be found at any time by going to the myMotherlode.com homepage and clicking on traffic. The information is linked to Caltrans and has its latest updates.