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All Roads in Yosemite National Park to Remain Closed Through the Evening

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avatar Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closes All Roads
January 22, 2010 10:28AM
Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closes All Roads
Date: January 22, 2010

All roads leading into Yosemite Valley are temporarily closed due to snow, ice, and fallen trees. Highways 41 (Wawona Road) and 120 (Big Oak Flat Road) into Yosemite National Park are closed at this time due to snowy and icy conditions. Additionally, Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite Valley is temporarily closed due to fallen trees on the roadway. The Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road are also closed at this time.

Assessment of all roads in Yosemite will occur throughout the day. For 24-hour road information please call 209-372-0200.

Visitors coming into the park over the weekend are urged to drive slowly and with caution. All vehicles entering the park must carry chains as the weather can change quickly (even vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive). Additionally, visitors are also urged to be aware of significant risk of falling trees while driving or walking in the park.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closes All Roads
January 22, 2010 03:11PM
This just in:

All roads into Yosemite will remain closed through the evening and will be reassessed during evening and into Saturday.
avatar All Roads in Yosemite National Park to Remain Closed Through the Evening
January 22, 2010 06:17PM
All Roads in Yosemite National Park to Remain Closed Through the Evening
Date: January 22, 2010

All roads leading into Yosemite Valley will remain closed through this evening, Friday, January 22, due to snow, ice, and fallen trees. Road closures include Highways 41 (Wawona Road), 120 (Big Oak Flat Road), and 140 (El Portal Road). Additionally, the Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road will also remain closed.

Reassessment of all roads in Yosemite will continue throughout the evening and into Saturday, January 23. There is no estimated opening time for any park roads. For 24-hour road information please call 209-372-0200.

The precipitation total from this latest storm, which began Thursday evening, accumulated approximately two feet of snow on the Valley floor. Badger Pass received eight to 10 feet of new snow and Tuolumne Meadows recorded six feet of new snow.

Visitors coming into the park over the weekend are urged to drive slowly and with caution. All vehicles entering the park must carry chains as the weather can change quickly (even vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive). Additionally, visitors are also urged to be aware of significant risk of falling trees while driving or walking in the park.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closes All Roads
January 22, 2010 07:45PM
Ten feet of new snow... I love it. Can't wait to see pictures.
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