U.S. Highway 395 to Remain Closed Through Friday

Press Release – U.S. Highway 395 Closed until Friday

MONO AND INYO COUNTY — Caltrans has announced that U.S. Highway 395 in Mono County will remain closed through Friday morning. Maintenance crews are working around the clock, plowing, and dropping cinders to manage the storm. On Friday, Caltrans will reassess the road conditions for any sections that might be available to reopen.

Southbound U.S. Highway 395 is closed from the Nevada State Line to State Route 203 (Mammoth Lakes). Northbound U.S. Highway 395 is closed from 2.1 miles south of the Inyo/Mono county line, just north of Bishop, to the Nevada State Line. Neither closure will change until Friday at the earliest. With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans is escorting only essential vehicles north from Bishop through the closure so food, propane, and other necessities can reach snowbound areas.

R2 and R1 chain controls are still in effect on roads in Mono and Inyo counties. For the latest information on road closures and chain controls, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap website or download the app to your smartphone. You can also check Facebook @Caltrans9 and Twitter @Caltrans9 or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

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Eric Hein
Eric Hein
1 year ago
BobK
BobK
1 year ago

My timing was a little bit off, but how many times have you seen r-1 restrictions posted when there was no snow in the road? R-2 When just a little common sense would do. This signage is rarely seen in other western states unless it is really needed and sometimes… Read more »

Stop non-essential travel
Stop non-essential travel
1 year ago
Reply to  BobK

Maybe ‘cuz “Caltrans” is short for California Dept of Transportation and their restrictions can’t be applied in another state ? But yeah, no need in planning ahead for a forecasted 6+ foot snowfall. Is that the common sense to which you refer?

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK Now that I totally agree with,but I think I have the answer. There’s a LOT of dumb,ignorant and inconsiderate drivers in California. Especially those traveling and coming from the south into the snow and ice up here. If anyone doubts that,sit on a park bench on any town Main… Read more »

Eric Hein
Eric Hein
1 year ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK
Snowplow in the West Walker Canyon was knocked into the river by an avalanche and the operator has moderate injuries, I’m sure the rescue and transportation were not easy. I’ve got 2 suggestions, get a job with Caltrans driving a plow or move to one of those other states.

BobK
BobK
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Hein

Eric. Your reply had nothing to do with my post.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  BobK

Watching the world news last night. The snowfall in the the northeast was far far less than we had received here. Drivers unable to get traction were stranded right and left blocking roads.

When I was your age....
When I was your age....
1 year ago

There were reports of avalanches (plural) across the highway in Walker Canyon last night, so yeah, closed. And back in “the good old days” vehicles were heavier, chains were actual chains, there was less traffic and more common sense. Why put law enforcement, paramedics, and tow truck drivers at risk… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

BobK Have you seen the CalTrans photos of HWY 395 around Tom’s Place and beyond ? Never mind the fact of avalanche danger,especially the workers trying to clear the highway,one such avalanche pushing a County vehicle into the Walker river yesterday. Things more important than clearing the way for the… Read more »