State Route 58 and other highways to remain closed overnight
State Route 58 to Remain Closed Overnight
BISHOP – Caltrans will keep all of its current closures in place overnight in eastern Kern, Mono, and Inyo counties due to low visibility on the highways from high winds. Those closures include:
- State Route 58 from Towerline Rd. to Exit 172 near Mojave
- U.S. 395 from Mammoth Lakes to Bridgeport
- U.S. 395 from Sonora Junction to Walker
- State Route 167 from U.S. 395 to the Nevada State Line
- State Route 168E from Death Valley Road to State Route 266
- State Route 266
Caltrans asks that all drivers respect the closure points and not attempt to access the highway from any other road. With heavy winds in the forecast for the evening, whiteout conditions are anticipated on U.S. 395 and State Route 58. Maintenance crews will continue to plow 24/7, working through the night. CHP and Caltrans will reassess highway conditions tomorrow.
While Caltrans is working toward reopening the highways impacted by the current string of snowstorms, the section of U.S. 395 between Lee Vining and Mono City will be closed for an extended period due to a number of avalanches that have buried the road and damaged safeguards along the highway. Any updates and information on a potential reopening of this section of U.S. 395 will be shared with the public.
Caltrans will continue to post updates on all its closures to its social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.
Be sure to check quickmap.dot.ca.gov before you hit the road to get the latest details on road closures, chain controls, and more. Quickmap is also available for iOS and Android devices. You can also check roads.dot.ca.gov or call 1-800-427-7623.
For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e., Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Bob Gossman at (760) 881-7145 or TTY 711.
(From Caltrans District 9)