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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/01/2017 02:43 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/02/2017 07:56 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Caltrans Scheduled to Close Sierra Passes in Advance of Approaching Storm

Stockton, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to close State Routes 4, 108 and 120 in the Sierra Nevada today, Thursday, November 2, due to incoming inclement weather. The closures are planned as follows (subject to change depending on actual conditions): State Route 4 (Ebbetts Pass) from Lake Alpine to gate #3 (west of Silver Creek campground) at 12:00 p.m. (noon). State Route 108 (Sonora Pass) from Kennedy Meadows to the east side winter closure gate (west of Pickle Meadows) at 11:59 p.m. (midnight). The partial reopening of these routes is dependent upon favorable weather.




Check ahead: Please check local highway conditions before planning to travel to the high country by visiting the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Also, the radio may be tuned to the Caltrans Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) at 530 AM, 1610 AM or 1670 AM. for information.

For road conditions in Yosemite National Park, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm or call 209-372-0200.

Be prepared: Winter weather and road conditions can change rapidly. Motorists should expect the worst conditions and be prepared when traveling in areas subject to hazardous conditions. Caltrans reminds drivers to carry chains and to be prepared for winter driving conditions. We recommend carrying blankets, water, food, a shovel, gloves, a flashlight, and sand or kitty litter to provide traction in case your vehicle becomes stuck.

All vehicles, including those with four-wheel drive or snow tires should, additionally, carry chains/traction control devices when traveling during snowy weather.
Drivers without chains in their possession may not be allowed to proceed. When highway signs indicate that chains are required, drivers must stop and install chains or risk being cited and fined.

CHAIN CONTROL REQUIREMENT LEVELS:

No Restrictions - Watch for snow on pavement.
R-1: Chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread tires or chains on the drive axle.
R-2: Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drives with snow tread tires. Four-wheel drive vehicles must carry chains in the vehicle.
R-3: Chains required - ALL VEHICLES - no exceptions.
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For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.

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www.dot.ca.gov

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-11-01 17:36:54   By: Anonymous
 
I hope they feed the big-bad rabbit before they close the gate.

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Posted on: 2017-11-01 19:45:49   By: Anonymous
 
no exceptions huh! how bout dodge fi'ng disel with a plow on the front! I ccould clean up I80 if is snowed!

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    Posted on: 2017-11-01 20:00:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Only way you'd know where to go is by following my Ford F-150 4x4 tracks in the snow.

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      Posted on: 2017-11-02 08:13:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Unfortunately the Big Bad Rabbit lives on the California side we Nevadan's wont allow him in.

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        Posted on: 2017-11-02 10:13:12   By: Anonymous
         
        I knew that.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-11-02 10:33:18   By: Anonymous
       
      fords is for sissy boys!

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