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Re: Highway 140 is closed

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avatar Highway 140 is closed
July 28, 2008 02:33PM
SR 140
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED 3 MI WEST OF BRICEBURG (MARIPOSA CO) - DUE TO WILDFIRE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 29, 2008 01:37AM
CHP is talking about 140 being open. Caltrans still says it is closed.

Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 29, 2008 08:01AM
I saw a report that says the road will be closed again at 9 AM Tuesday. No indication as to how long. I don't know how accurate it is.
avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 29, 2008 09:42AM
Found this:

1:36AM PER SGT, SR140 IS OPEN ALL THE WAY TO THE PARK, AT 0900 IT WILL BE CLOSED

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 29, 2008 04:22PM
From Yosemite's site:

To allow for safe fire operations, there are ongoing partial and complete closures of Hwy 140. Hwy. 140 is currently closed outside of Yosemite, from 1.4 miles west of Briceburg to 6.3 miles west of the Yosemite National Park boundary. Call the Caltrans number (800 427-7623) for most updated road information.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 29, 2008 05:08PM
Currently Highway 140 is scheduled to open at 9 PM. But don't count on it.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 29, 2008 09:50PM
Caltrans is now reporting highway 140 as open. It'll probably close again in the morning.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 30, 2008 12:23PM
SR 140
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS WITH CHP ESCORT
FROM 1.5 MI WEST OF BRICE BURG TO 6.3 MI WEST OF THE YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK
BOUNDARY (MARIPOSA CO) - WILDLAND FIRE CONTROL - MOTORISTS ARE SUBJECT
TO DELAYS OF UP TO 15 MINUTES

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 30, 2008 07:14PM
From the CHP log (7/30):

6:46PM PER 63-S1 ESCORT WILL CONT ON SR140 UNTIL APPROX 2100 HRS RD WILL OPEN AS LONG AS FLIGHT OPERATIONS HAVE CEASED FOR THE NIGHT

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 30, 2008 08:47PM
Highway 140 is open for the night.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 30, 2008 11:51PM
The current plan for Thursday is to close 140 at 8 am and open at 9 pm.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 31, 2008 10:31AM
Looks like 140 is still open without escorts today.

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