Update at 2:50 p.m.: Highway 120 Tioga Pass will remain closed a while longer. Yosemite National Park spokesperson Jamie Richards details that while crews are working to clear the roadway of winter snow and debris, no anticipated time has been slated for it to reopen. Details on Sonora and Ebbetts passes, overseen by Caltrans, are below.
Original post at 11:15 a.m.: Sonora, CA — It is a sign that the spring and summer tourism season is arriving, Highway 108 Sonora Pass will open this afternoon.
Caltrans spokesperson Warren Alford says, “Crews have all the snow cleared off and have made all the necessary fixes to Sonora Pass, so we’re going to open it at two o’clock this afternoon. People are going to be able to get over to the east side and enjoy everything that the high country has to offer.”
Alford urges the use of extra caution over the coming weeks, carry extra water, chains, and have a full tank of gas, as conditions can change quickly this time of year.
Alford notes that work continues to occur on clearing Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass, and Caltrans hopes to have it open as early as noon on Friday.