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Inyo NF Road Opening Dates

Postby maverick » Wed May 11, 2016 4:39 pm

Inyo NF:

Caltrans District 9 shares that of California State Route 120 West to the east Yosemite National Park entrance gate is scheduled to open on Thursday, May 12 at noon. This is the second attempt as an earlier effort to open this segment was hampered by weather. The road within the park is still closed and we will share a definitive date when we have that. Sonora Pass (Highway 108) may open Friday, May 13 (weather and conditions permitting). Check this before planning travel: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.
The Saddlebag Road will remain closed since the focus is on plowing the main routes. After it is plowed, it also needs some time to dry out since the dirt segments of the road get very muddy, that is, vehicles get stuck in the mud.
Thanks to all the crews working to get the roads open and expect snow at these elevations.
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Re: Inyo NF Road Opening Dates

Postby maverick » Thu May 12, 2016 3:29 pm

Update: 108 over Sonora Pass is anticipated to open now on 5/18, weather and safety permitting.
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Re: Inyo NF Road Opening Dates

Postby jimmeans » Tue May 17, 2016 4:26 pm

I just phoned Inyo County Road Department, and they expect to have Horseshoe Meadows Road opened by Thursday May 19.


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