Roads & Ski Resorts Closed in Lake Tahoe & Mammoth, CA Due to Monster Snow & Wind

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Written at 3pm on December 26, 2021

Many roads in Lake Tahoe, CA and Mammoth, CA are closed due to heavy snow and strong winds.

Highways 80 and 50 are both closed for the day today (Sunday).

Palisades Tahoe is closed for the day due to heavy snow and strong winds.

Kirkwood is closed for the day as well.

Winds at Palisades Tahoe have been blowing over 100mph yesterday and today.

Palisades Tahoe has already gotten over 75″ of snowfall from this storm cycle.

There is no way into or out of Mammoth.

You might be able to get in and out of Tahoe on the Nevada side but not the California side.

We tried to drive over highway 80 and got denied this morning.

It’s time to stay home and wait it out…

Highways Currently Closed in Tahoe:

  • I 80:  IS CLOSED FROM COLFAX (PLACER CO) TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE – DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • US 50:  IS CLOSED FROM 8.3 MI EAST OF PLACERVILLE TO MEYERS (EL DORADO CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 267:  IS CLOSED FROM 3.7 MI SOUTH OF TRUCKEE TO THE JCT OF SR 28 /IN KINGS BEACH/ (PLACER CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 89:  IS CLOSED FROM EAGLE POINT CAMPGROUND TO BLISS STATE PARK (EL DORADO CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 88:  IS CLOSED FROM PEDDLER HILL TO 3.5 MI EAST OF SILVER LAKE (AMADOR CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM 3.5 MI EAST OF SILVER LAKE TO KIRKWOOD /CARSON SPUR/ (AMADOR CO) – DUE TO AVALANCHE CONTROL – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM 2 MI EAST OF KIRKWOOD TO 5 MI WEST OF PICKETTS JCT /CARSON PASS/ (ALPINE CO) – DUE TO AVALANCHE CONTROL – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM PICKETTS JCT TO WOODFORDS (ALPINE CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 49:  IS CLOSED FROM DOWNIEVILLE TO THE SOUTH JCT OF SR 89 /IN SIERRAVILLE/ (SIERRA CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE – LOCAL RESIDENTS WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ALLOWED ACCESS
  • SR 70:  IS CLOSED FROM JARBO GAP (BUTTE CO) TO GREENVILLE WYE (PLUMAS CO) – DUE TO MUDSLIDE – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 431:  Is closed from Fairview Boulevard to Douglas Fir Drive in Nevada

Highways Currently Closed in Mammoth:

  • US 395:  IS CLOSED FROM 13 MI NORTH OF BISHOP (INYO CO) TO THE JCT OF SR 182 (MONO CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

Over 100mph winds today and yesterday at Palisades Tahoe, CA.
US 395 today. image: caltrans

 

Donner Summit, CA today. image: chp truckee

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