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Road Department
The Road Department is responsible for: 
  • Maintaining county roadways
  • Overseeing and performing road improvements
  • Providing snow removal
  • Maintaining water and sewer lines, county parks and parking lots, and vehicles for county departments

High country roads are subject to closure at any time, without notice.  Please be prepared for emergency conditions, carry chains and emergency supplies.

Current Road Conditions
Alpine County Road Conditions as of July 18, 2017.  This information is updated as changes occur.

The bountiful winter produced nearly two times the historic average snowpack in the Sierra Nevada and is delaying the opening of roads.  Severe winter storms also damaged some roads.

South of Markleeville, Loope Canyon Road and Wolf Creek Road sustained significant damage.  These two roads will remain closed indefinitely.  Alpine County is working diligently with federal and state partners to secure funding to enable repairs.  

We thank you for your cooperation and patience as we move forward.   

County Roads OPEN:
  • Airport Road
  • Blue Lakes
  • Burnside Lake (CAUTION: Rough Road)
  • Highland Lakes to Cow Camp
  • Forestdale to Bridge (4WD Recommended)
  • Indian Creek Road / Poor Boy
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Schneider Cow Camp
  • Woods Lake



County Roads 
CLOSED:
  • Loope Canyon (Indefinitely)
  • Silver Hill (Indefinitely)
  • Wolf Creek (Indefinitely)

For Alpine County Road Conditions, call 530-694-2140, press option 2.

For California Road Conditions, call 800-427-7623 or 916-445-7623.

For Nevada Road Conditions, call 511 or 877-NV-ROADS.

For information on the seasonal closure of Forestdale Road to motorized vehicles contact Carson Ranger District at 775-882-2766.

Roads Maintenance Truck

Community Development
50 Diamond Valley Road
Markleeville, CA 96120
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Ph: 530-694-2140
Fx: 530-694-2149