[TOML press release]: The NWS is forecasting periods of heavy snow through Thursday morning for Mono County. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 4:00am Friday, January 29. Total snowfall expected is 3 to 7 feet above 8,000 feet. Strong winds mainly today. Eastern Sierra from Tahoe-Mammoth and points immediately east are right in the core track of highest snowfall rates with a stalling “cold atmospheric river” – impressive rates into Thursday.
Blizzard conditions over passes with thundersnow. Prolonged disruptive travel impacts expected region-wide. Hold off on travel until daytime Friday. Major delays and cancellations for air travel, roads. Increased avalanche danger and issues with snow loads on vulnerable structures. Power outages possible with strong winds.
Current Road Restrictions (subject to change)
- R2 Chain controls from 4 miles north of Bishop to Jct. SR203
- CLOSED from Jct. SR203 to the Nevada State Line
- R2 Chain controls from Jct. HWY 395 to the Mammoth Mountain Inn
- R2 Chain controls in Town of Mammoth Lakes
- CLOSED (Wed-Thurs)
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
ESTA will not be running the following service Wednesday, January 27, 2021
- 395 Route to Lancaster
- 395 Route to Reno
- Lone Pine Express except for the 1:15 run
- Mammoth Express Routes
- Walker Dial-A-Ride
Town Services Operating:
- RED (BLUE) – Village-Canyon-Town, PURPLE and GREEN
Stay safe, stay home and be Snow Smart this winter!
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