BISHOP – With more heavy snow in the forecast tonight, Caltrans will keep all of its current closures in place overnight in Mono and Inyo counties. Those closures include:
- U.S. 395 from Gorge Rd. to Bridgeport
- U.S. 395 from Sonora Junction to Walker
- State Route 182 from Bridgeport to the Nevada State Line
- State Route 167 from U.S. 395 to the Nevada State Line
- State Route 203 from Meridian Blvd to U.S. 395
- 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. Winds remain strong at higher elevations, creating poor visibility and blowing new snow onto the highway, often right behind a snowplow that is clearing the road. 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 U.S. 395 and other highways impacted by the current string of snowstorms, the section of the highway 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.
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)