Travel Alert for Mono County

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If you have plans to or are considering travel in or through Mono County soon, please read on.

An intense Atmospheric River (AR) winter storm will impact Mono County and the Eastern Sierra starting today. The storm warning is through 11:00am Sunday, March 12.

It is expected to bring wet, heavy high elevation snow, heavy rain, and strong wind.
Travel will be impacted and is not advised.

More AR storms are in the forecast following this event.  Please keep a close eye on the weather.

Please note: U.S. 395 is still closed north of Lee Vining due to multiple avalanches.
Check with Caltrans District 9 (see below for links) for updates on reopening. Benton Crossing Road is also closed.

RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION:
Visit READY Mono – The Mono County Office of Emergency Management’s website for up-to-date information related to these winter storms and other local emergencies. We encourage you to check that page, and keep a close eye on the weather and road conditions, prior to visiting.

Local agency social media channels are often the most up-to-date. Here are a few to bookmark:

Caltrans state highway information: visit Roads.dot.ca.gov, use the Caltrans Quick Map, and/or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Mono County road closure information can be found on the Mono County Department of Public Works – Road website.

Do not try and navigate around road closures or take alternate roads. Do not follow Google/Apple maps or GPS. If Caltrans says the roads are closed, they are closed.

Please also be sure to check Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain websites for updates on operations at the ski areas. Operations will be impacted this weekend.

If Mother Nature doesn’t interfere with the feed, see current conditions on these Mono County webcams.

CONTACT US:

We understand it can be difficult to sort through the information and know what areas are impacted. Please call or email us with questions, we will respond as soon as possible.

800-845-7922
[email protected]

March is certainly roaring in like a lion, so hopefully this means it will go out like a lamb!

Safe travels,
Mono County Tourism – Jeff, Liz, and Amanda

(From Mono County Tourism)

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