Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Highway 395 closed 12 miles north of Mono Lake

A detour route is available to bypass the closed section of Highway 395.

Highway 395 closed this morning between the junction of Highway 270 to Bodie and the town of Bridgeport, which is 30 miles north of Mono Lake. The cause of the road closure is a HAZMAT spill from a truck, which must be cleaned up before the road can be reopened. We have not heard any estimate for when the highway might reopen.

It is possible to take a detour around the closed section of Highway 395—the detour takes 3.5 hours.

By taking Highway 167 east to Hawthorne, Nevada, then Highway 95 to Yerington, Nevada, and then Highway 182 back into California to Bridgeport, you can continue north on Highway 395 toward Carson City, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. If you’re coming from the north, reversing the process will allow you to get to Mono Lake, Yosemite, and points south.

Call us any time for updated road conditions—we’ll be glad to tell you what we know: (760) 647-6595.