Just FYI, as of Sunday night 11/20, the CalTrans website and phone hotline show Hwy 270, the Bodie road, having “no restrictions.”
This seems odd, since all the major trans-Sierra roads have been closed, whether for the season or not, depends on the continuing weather conditions. The town of Bodie is close to 8,400 ft. above sea level. This is almost as high as Monitor and Ebbetts passes, which are closed. There are currently (9:00 p.m. 11/20) chain restrictions on Hwy 168 (Westgard Pass, approx. 7,300 ft.) and Hwy 120 east of Mono Lake to Benton, which drops down to 6,500 ft. or so.
This may be correct. Or it may be an oversight, since 270 is a spur road that doesn’t really “go anywhere” as major highways do, so it’s easy to forget about it. If you want to go to Bodie during this time of year, don’t make a special trip until you check on road conditions with the park office at 1-760-647-6445. In winter, when the park is open, the hours are 9:00-3:00 and are strictly enforced to protect the historic resources.