Snow Safety

Snow Smart Ways To Make Winter a Safer Season

The Town of Mammoth Lakes has some snow smart advice to keep you safe:

Child Safety: Please keep children indoors while snow removal operations are underway.

Pedestrian Safety: Don't watch snow removal operations from the edge of the road.

Light it Up - Leave the exterior lighting of your home on at night during winter storms.

Driving Safety:

  • Back Off: Keep a safe distance (40+ feet) when driving/standing behind snow removal equipment.
  • Slow Down! - The maximum speed when chain controls are in effect is 25 mph.
  • Protect your property-It is a violation to park on any Town roadway fromNovember 1 through April 30.  Please park your vehicle well inside the orange snow stakes.

Chain Restrictions:

R-1 - Chains are required on all vehicles under 6,000 pounds except those equipped with snow tires on the drive wheels.  All vehicles over 6,000 pounds are required to place chains on the drive wheels.

R-2 - Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drives equipped with snow tires on all four wheels.

R-3 - Chains are required on all vehicles without exception.  Please be aware that these designations are for the safety of all and are enforced by public safety officers including the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff and the California Highway Patrol.

For current chain control restrictions, call 800-427-ROAD

Got Questions?  Please call the Public Works Director at (760) 934-8989 ext. 257 or the Maintenance Superintendent at (760) 934 2422 ext. 21