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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 August 08, 2019
  • This information is updated as changes occur 

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


BLUE LAKES UPDATE:
  • Lower Blue Lake Campground is not opened and will not be open for 4th of July.                                                     
  • Due to planned work by PGE at Upper Blue Lake Dam and surrounding campgrounds all recreation located around Upper Blue Lake will be closed to the public for the entire 2019 season. Recreation around Lower Blue Lake will be open. The closures include the following campgrounds: Middle Creek, Middle Creek Expansion, Upper Blue Lake Dam Site, Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Expansion, Upper Blue Lake. The closure includes access to the Grouse Lake/Granite Lake Trailhead and all boat ramp access to Upper Blue Lake.
  • Check out PGE recreation website for more information: https://www.pge.com/en_US/about-pge/environment/what-we-are-doing/pge-recreational-areas/pge-recreational-areas.page
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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

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