California Road Reopens Weeks After Snow Forced Closure

A California road reopened on Friday, March 24, weeks after heavy snow and avalanches forced crews to close it down.

According to the California Department of Transportation, crews would escort travelers on US 395 between Lee Vining, California, and the junction with SR 167 beginning on March 24.

Footage posted online shows a helicopter flying over a snow-covered area.

The department said US 395 was closed after an “unknown number of avalanches” between February 25 and 28 buried a part of the highway in 30 to 40 feet of snow and debris. Credit: Caltrans District 9 via Storyful

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