Caltrans, CHP and county: Don’t drive if at all possible
We are beginning to sound like a broken record but Caltrans, the CHP and county officials all have the same message: traveling during this storm (Monday-Wednesday) is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED as high winds and heavy snow are causing poor visibility and dangerous travel conditions. If it’s not in your area yet, it will be soon.
Caltrans advises that if motorists choose to travel, they should plan for road closures and delays, and should have chains and other supplies in their vehicle.
If closures occur, motorists SHOULD NOT use non-highway alternatives. These routes may not be maintained or open during inclement weather and could also have size restrictions for larger vehicles.