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Caltrans reopens Route 89 over Monitor Pass

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 12:05 PM PDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2021 at 2:56 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - FRIDAY, 2:30 P.M. Caltrans has reopened State Route 89 at the Monitor Pass after closing it Thursday because of weather.

Sonora Pass/State Route 108 and State Route 120W will remain closed until Caltrans crews assess conditions again.

ORIGINAL STORY: Drivers should plan for winter conditions and delays this week with the first cold storm of the season moving in.

As a precaution, Caltrans has closed State Route 108 at the Sonora Pass and State Route 89 at the Monitor Pass on Thursday, Oct. 7.

State route 120 W will close Thursday at 5 P.M.

Anyone who needs to get over the Sierra should plan to take an alternate route.

The highways could reopen on Saturday after Caltrans crews evaluate the roadways.

Drivers should also:

  • Check your windshield wipes and replace them if they are worn or cracked
  • Check your tires to make sure you have enough tread
  • Carry chains, a blanket, food & water

For the latest information on road closures, please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Caltrans will shut down three highways before a cold storm blows into the Sierra.
Caltrans will shut down three highways before a cold storm blows into the Sierra.(KOLO-TV)

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