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Rockfall Closes Highway 140 into Yosemite National Park

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avatar Highway 140 Closed
December 30, 2010 01:07PM
A large boulder is blocking the road at Dog Rock. Might be closed overnight.
avatar Rockfall Closes Highway 140 into Yosemite National Park
December 30, 2010 02:41PM
Rockfall Closes Highway 140 into Yosemite National Park
Date: December 30, 2010

Highway Closed For At Least 24 Hours

At approximately 11:00 a.m. today, December 30, a large rock fell onto Highway 140/El Portal Road blocking all traffic from entering or exiting Yosemite National Park and closing the road. The rock fell approximately one half mile east of Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal, just inside the Yosemite National Park boundary. The rock is estimated to be approximately 10-15 feet in height, six feet wide, and four feet deep. There were no injuries or damage to property during the rockfall.

Due to additional loose rocks, as well as the blocked road, Highway 140/El Portal Road will remain closed for at least 24-hours while Yosemite Road Crews assess the area of the rockfall and remove all obstructions and safety concerns from the roadway. For current road information, please call 209-372-0200.

Please keep in mind that both Highways 120 and 41 into Yosemite National Park remain open. Chain restrictions may apply.
avatar Re: Highway 140 Closed
December 30, 2010 02:58PM
The other roads both are requiring chains at this time:

SR 120
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW
TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 3 MI WEST OF THE YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK BOUNADRY TO
THE YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK BOUNDARY (TUOLUMNE CO)


SR 41
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 3.5 MI NORTH OF BIG CEDAR SPRINGS
(MADERA CO) TO 0.5 MI SOUTH OF YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK (MARIPOSA CO)
avatar Re: Highway 140 Closed
December 31, 2010 11:55AM
Still closed. They are talking about doing some blasting soon.
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