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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 December 4, 2019
  • This information is updated as changes occur 

County Roads OPEN

County Roads CLOSED:
  • Blue Lakes Road 
  • Woods Lake
  • Silver Hill
  • Schneider Cow Camp
  • Loope Canyon (Indefinitely)
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Wolf Creek
  • Burnside Lake
  • Indian Creek/Poor Boy
  • Forestdale (3 miles in to the bridge)
  • Highlands Lakes

Severe winter storms in 2017 damaged some roads.  
South of Markleeville, Loope Canyon Road sustained significant damage.  This road will remain closed indefinitely.  Alpine County is working with federal and state partners to secure funding to enable repairs. 
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