Two Sierra passes open for traffic

Two of the three central Sierra mountain passes — Highway 4 over Ebbetts Pass and Highway 108 over Sonora Pass — opened Friday, according to the California Department of Transportation.

Highway 120 over Tioga Pass remained closed Friday; it's unclear if it will open before the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The mountains might be a nice place to be this weekend, at least compared with the valley, where temperatures are expected to reach at least 100 degrees.

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