Sierra Road Closures Take Effect Sunday Evening Due To Snowstorm

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SONORA (CBS13) — Due to a predicted snowstorm successful the Sierra, respective large upland roads volition beryllium closed Sunday night, according to Caltrans District 9.

Caltrans reported that Sonora Pass volition adjacent astatine 3:00 p.m., State Route 120 West volition adjacent astatine 4:00 p.m., and Monitor Pass volition adjacent astatine astir 5:00 p.m.

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They reported that the roads volition beryllium reassessed for information connected Monday, and volition reopen if they are deemed safe.

ATTN DRIVERS: With different snowstorm successful the forecast, @Caltrans9 is closing 3 upland roads connected Sunday, October 17.

– Sonora Pass volition adjacent astatine 3:00pm
– State Route 120 W volition adjacent astatine 4:00 pm.
– Monitor Pass volition adjacent astatine 5:00 pm.

All 3 roads volition beryllium assessed connected Monday. pic.twitter.com/Qtuxzm43Mb

— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) October 15, 2021

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The National Weather Service Sacramento said snowfall is expected successful the Northern Sierra astatine elevations supra 5,500 feet from Sunday evening done Sunday morning. Drivers each done the Sierra are encouraged to person chains ready, hole for delays and ticker retired for slick roads.

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Light rainfall is besides expected passim Northern California. The National Weather Service volition person a Winter Weather Advisory successful spot from 5 p.m. Sunday done 5 a.m. Monday.

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