The blizzard currently blasting the Sierra Nevada is creating a dangerous travel situation for anyone caught in its crosshairs. The region with possibly the most snowfall right now, Mono County, is gridlocked with whiteout conditions and the sheriff wants to remind potential travelers to remain at home.
With U.S. Highway 395 closed from Gorge Road just north of Bishop to the town of Bridgeport due to whiteout conditions and heavy snowfall, the sheriff took to social media to tell the public not to attempt to come to the region right now. They did so in hilarious fashion.
“The roads are closed. All of them,” wrote the Mono County Sheriff’s Office on social media. “There is no alternate route, back way, or secret route. It’s a blizzard, people. You cannot see your hand in front of your face, let alone a snow stake to guide your way. Stay home. Or wherever you are if you aren’t home (and if you’re somewhere you shouldn’t be, you’ll have to sort that out with your significant other – we told you to make good choices).”
The reminder comes just a day after officers became trapped by avalanches on U.S. 395 and had to be dug out by CalTrans. With all the roads closed, Mammoth Lakes is currently sitting as an island, with no way in or out. If Mammoth Mountain can open on Tuesday, it may be quite the ski day for locals.
It’s safe to say you shouldn’t travel in the mountains right now.