Sometimes there is a locked gate, other times it is "soft closed" -- a road closed sign that some people drive around. If it is hard closed, it is a 3-mile walk up to Whitney Portal.
If you drive around the sign, you travel at your own risk, so stop at any significant rockfall or snow. It is completely ok to walk up the road.
If you go, please report back what you find. If you email or text pictures to me, I'll post them. Or better yet, post them here yourself (but it takes a little messing around).
After yesterday's storm, the snow will start pretty low.