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valley roads
December 19, 2007 09:18AM

Rockslide Closes Yosemite Roadway
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 05:00 AM

Bill Johnson
MML News Director
Yosemite National Park, CA -- Due to a rockslide Northside Drive in Yosemite National Park was closed Tuesday evening.

Outbound traffic was diverted to Southside Drive. There were no evacuations ordered.

Yosemite Valley experienced three to four inches of snow during the storm.


avatar Re: valley roads
December 19, 2007 09:40AM
Valley Roads are also on R2 chain restrictions right now.

avatar Re: valley roads
December 21, 2007 11:10AM
Northside Drive will remain closed until further notice due to the 12/18 rockfall. This closure may be in effect through the Christmas holiday due to the predicted winter storm.The rockfall, located west of Camp 4, was first heard at around 1600 but anecdotal reports indicate that there was continued activity into the night. The area is currently being monitored by park staff. Southside Drive will continue to be accessible for inbound and outbound traffic.

Call 209 372-0200 for updated road conditions.

avatar Re: valley roads
December 26, 2007 08:45AM
Yosemite National Park (CA)
Rock Fall Closes Northside Drive

A series of winter storms brought snow and ice to the park during the week of December 18th and caused several rockslides along Northside Drive between Camp 4 and the El Capitan crossover. A large boulder was reported on the roadway around 4 p.m. that afternoon, the product of a rock fall that occurred near the cliff face of Middle Brother in Yosemite Valley. The drive was immediately closed. Since vehicles couldn’t exit from the road due to a large downed oak tree at El Capitan straightaway, they had to be escorted out through a construction road closure. There were no injuries, but employees leaving work were inconvenienced. Staff from roads and trails, the sign shop and visitor protection opened Southside Drive for two-way traffic. Northside Drive remained closed and was monitored. Another rockfall occurred that night, and a second large rockslide occurred in the closed area around 3:30 p.m. on December 19th – but did not reach the road. The closure remains in effect until further notice. The valley remains open to all traffic via Southside Drive.

Re: valley roads
December 29, 2007 04:17AM
I wanna see a picture.
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