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avatar Highway 395 closed north of Lee Vining
June 24, 2016 12:37PM
US 395

[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM THE NORTH JCT OF SR 120 TO 4 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF SR 167
(MONO CO) - DUE TO A BRUSHFIRE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE
ROUTE



http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4809/
avatar Re: Highway 395 closed north of Lee Vining
June 24, 2016 02:29PM
Years ago I was returning to the Bay Area from Mammoth when this same section of road was closed due to a wildfire.

The detour is 200 miles long, and heads out to Hawthorne, NV.
avatar Re: Highway 395 closed north of Lee Vining
June 24, 2016 03:00PM
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ttilley
The detour is 200 miles long, and heads out to Hawthorne, NV.

Shorter if you can handle some rough dirt roads.
avatar Re: Highway 395 closed north of Lee Vining
June 24, 2016 04:56PM
Looks like a lot of smoke on the Sentinel Dome webcam.
avatar Crews Respond to Marina Fire
June 25, 2016 01:50AM


Fire crews are responding to the Marina Fire, which is north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395. The fire is approximately 200 acres in size and is burning in pinyon and brush. Highway 395 is closed in the fire area at this time. Numerous firefighters, several engines, and a dozer are on scene. Additional resources are en route, including helicopters and air tankers. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Re: Crews Respond to Marina Fire
June 26, 2016 02:25PM
We were in So. Lake Tahoe when the fire started after taking 395 just a few days earlier. Going home decided to take hwy 50 back to Sacramento and then the 99 back to So. Cal (a painful drive) instead of the longer detour back into Nevada.
On a side note, there was still quite a bit of snow on the north/east facing slopes between Mammoth and Lake Tahoe. Since it has been a few years for an almost average snow pack I guess I was surprised to see this much snow in the mountains
this late in June.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2016 02:26PM by ERICG.
avatar CHP Escorting Vehicles
June 26, 2016 06:10PM
US 395

[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS ESCORTING TRAFFIC FROM THE NORTH
JCT OF SR 120 TO 4 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF SR 167 (MONO CO) - DUE TO A WILDFIRE
- MOTORISTS ARE SUBJECT TO DELAYS OF UP TO 20 MINUTES
avatar Re: CHP Escorting Vehicles
June 27, 2016 11:48AM
As of 8:00 am this morning Highway 395 has been reopened in both directions.
avatar Re: Crews Respond to Marina Fire
June 28, 2016 12:35AM
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ERICG
We were in So. Lake Tahoe when the fire started after taking 395 just a few days earlier. Going home decided to take hwy 50 back to Sacramento and then the 99 back to So. Cal (a painful drive) instead of the longer detour back into Nevada.


From Sacramento, why Hwy 99 instead of I-5 if you were heading all the way back to SoCal? Hwy 99 is indeed painful, and while I-5 is very boring and not scenic — for me at least — it's a far less stressful of a drive (and faster too).



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Re: Crews Respond to Marina Fire
June 28, 2016 02:41AM
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plawrence
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ERICG
We were in So. Lake Tahoe when the fire started after taking 395 just a few days earlier. Going home decided to take hwy 50 back to Sacramento and then the 99 back to So. Cal (a painful drive) instead of the longer detour back into Nevada.


From Sacramento, why Hwy 99 instead of I-5 if you were heading all the way back to SoCal? Hwy 99 is indeed painful, and while I-5 is very boring and not scenic — for me at least — it's a far less stressful of a drive (and faster too).

and less bumpy too! Those sections near tulare where you cross under the bridges are alignment killers haha
avatar Re: Crews Respond to Marina Fire
June 28, 2016 05:03AM
Try 43 instead. Takes longer but I found it quite relaxing.
Re: Crews Respond to Marina Fire
June 28, 2016 05:48AM
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KevinD
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plawrence
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ERICG
We were in So. Lake Tahoe when the fire started after taking 395 just a few days earlier. Going home decided to take hwy 50 back to Sacramento and then the 99 back to So. Cal (a painful drive) instead of the longer detour back into Nevada.


From Sacramento, why Hwy 99 instead of I-5 if you were heading all the way back to SoCal? Hwy 99 is indeed painful, and while I-5 is very boring and not scenic — for me at least — it's a far less stressful of a drive (and faster too).

and less bumpy too! Those sections near tulare where you cross under the bridges are alignment killers haha

But then I might miss all of the wonderful "smells" along the 99 through the valley!
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