Storms Force Numerous Highways To Close As Crews Work To Clear Snow, Ice & Rocks

The current series of storms has kept road crews very busy. High in the Eastern Sierra, Cal-Trans snowplows are running around the clock to fully reopen US 395, which at one time was blocked by 75 miles of snow, ice and rocks. There are several highways with full or partial closures in the north state due to slides. Highway 70 is completely closed for an indefinite period in Butte and Plumas Counties between Jarbo Gap and the Greenville Wye at the junction with Highway 89. Highway 96 is closed in Siskiyou County about 4 miles west of Happy Camp. Highway 89 2.5 miles south of Canyon Dam and Highway 299 between Burnt Ranch and Hawkins Bar in Trinity County are both subject to 24 hour one way traffic control. Highway 3 is closed 20 miles north of Trinity Center due to snow. Flournoy Avenue in Corning is closed for an extended time after a bridge completely failed on Tuesday.