As of 3:00 this afternoon, maintenance crews have fully reopened U.S. Highway 395.
Winter snow main street in Bridgeport

Main highway from Bridgeport, Calif. to cities and towns of Nevada is now finally open. (Photo credit: Brad Larson)

395 hwy sign buried in snowIt took almost a full week to clear the highway after last week’s snowstorm. Besides lots of snow, there was the added danger of avalanches along U.S. Highway 395. According to Caltrans District 9 Facebook page, Caltrans crews working non-stop finally cleared the entire highway all the way to the Nevada border at Topaz Lake.
Thanks to the efforts of the Caltrans District 9 crews, there are no chain controls at this time in Mono, Inyo, and Eastern Kern counties.
With the combined efforts of the tireless efforts of Caltrans District 9 personnel, the California Highway Patrol, and local sheriffs’ agencies in Inyo, Mono, and Kern counties, motorists, and visitors, as well as many long-hauler truck drivers, were kept safe during the massive snow fall, blizzards, whiteouts, high winds, and threats of avalanches.
Caltrans reminds drivers to be prepared during these winter storms with the following items:
  • Snacks and water
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries for flashlight
  • Phone charger
  • Jumper cables
  • Kitty litter or sand (for tire traction when stuck)
  • First aid kit
  • Small shovel
  • Extra set of warm clothes/blankets
  • Extra medication
  • Full tank of gas

For up-to-date traffic information, please visit QuickMap at can also check Facebook @Caltrans9 and Twitter @Caltrans9 or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

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