Rain, snow showers close 3 major mountain roads in Sierra


SIERRA NEVADA, Calif. (KRON) – Sierra snow is on the way!

Significant changes in weather are headed toward the Sierra Nevada Mountains, according to the National Weather Service.

A cold front will bring rain and mountain snow showers from Thursday to Friday, and then even colder temperatures are forecasted with more rain and snow next week.

The wintry weather caused Caltrans to closed three main mountain passes starting on Thursday, October 7th.

California’s first official snow of the season came Wednesday, September 29th with a dusting on Mammoth Mountain.

According to the National Park Service, Highway 120, which passes through Yosemite National Park, will be closed starting at 5 p.m.

According to Caltrans, conditions will be assessed and highways could reopen Saturday, but more winter weather could be on the way for Monday.

Weather officials said while the snow is expected to remain light, it will be the first widespread snow of the season.

Cold weather is expected to move into the region early next week.

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