Highway 4 to Close for Winter Storm on November 6, 2020
Updated 11.10.2020: Caltrans indicates that officials have assessed the local mountain passes, and they will stay temporarily closed, likely at least through the remainder of the week. Read more here.
HIGHWAY CLOSURES IN SIERRA NEVADA
MONITOR PASS/STATE ROUTE 89, EBBETTS PASS/STATE ROUTE 4 &
SONORA PASS/STATE ROUTE 108
CLOSING TEMPORARILY AT 10 AM FRIDAY MORNING
Due to this weekend’s approaching storm, Cal Trans District 10 is scheduled to temporarily close Monitor Pass/State Route 89, Ebbetts Pass/SR-4 and Sonora Pass/SR-108 at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020.
The three passes are scheduled to remain closed into Monday morning,
November 9, 2020, when the weather situation will be re-assessed.
District 10 typically closes all three passes prior to the severe winter weather season, and the passes usually remain closed until the roads are cleared of snow and inspected prior to public travel each Spring.
For information on Tioga Pass, please visit the Yosemite National Park at
www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm. The park maintains roads in the park and
manages the openings and closings as the highway winds through the park.
This weekend’s storm is expected to drop temperatures, as well as drop some rain in the foothills and the valley floor. It also is expected to deliver snow to the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada.
Always prepare for your trip by packing an emergency bag with extra food,
beverages, cell phone charger, heavy jackets, and other items in case you