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Caltrans Reminds Motorists to Be Prepared for the Winter Travel Season

BISHOP – With the start of the holiday travel season here, Caltrans is reminding all drivers to practice caution and be prepared when traveling this winter. With frigid temperatures and potential weather impacts forecasted for the holiday weekend, motorists need to be ready for whatever conditions the weather may bring. Before you hit the road […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Dealth Valley Reopens Hole in the Wall and Echo Canyon Roads

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Death Valley National Park opened Hole in the Wall Road and Echo Canyon Road on Wednesday, November 9. The National Park Service (NPS) road crew re-established these backcountry roads after they had been partially erased by flash floods. A free permit is now required to camp along these backcountry roads.   The NPS established […]

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UPDATE: CALTRANS REPORTS US 395 REOPENS FROM CLOSURE

BISHOP – Caltrans District 9 reopened U.S. 395 this morning from its overnight closure. The highway closed Tuesday evening through most of Mono County due to heavy snowfall and whiteout conditions. As of 7:30 am today, the highway is fully open to passenger vehicles with chain control restrictions in place. Semi-trucks and big rigs are […]

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Beatty Entrance to Death Valley National Park Open; Caution Required Due to Gravel Sections 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Daylight Pass and Beatty Cutoff Roads opened on Monday, November 7. This provides access from Beatty, Nevada into Death Valley National Park. Standard passenger cars can use the road, but drivers should be cautious due to short gravel sections. “We are so excited to reopen the road to our neighbors in […]

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