MONO COUNTY — Caltrans District 9 reopened State Route 120 W today following an extended storm closure. Drivers will be able to reach the eastern entrance of Yosemite National Park, however, the Tioga Pass Entrance Station remains closed and the road is not accessible beyond that point.
State Route 120 W has been closed since October 17. A series of snowstorms in the Sierra Nevada from late October through early November created icy driving conditions on the highway and sent boulders tumbling down the mountainside to the road below. Caltrans crews have been working since the last storm removing rocks, ice, and snow to reopen the highway.
Currently, State Route 203 at Mammoth Mountain Inn is the only Caltrans District 9 road closed for the winter season. For the latest information on road closures, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.govor download the app to your smartphone. You can also call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).