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Re: Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park

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avatar Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park
December 06, 2012 03:02PM
Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park - news release
December 3, 2012
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

The significant storm systems that passed through the Yosemite Area over the weekend resulted in an estimated five and a half feet of snow accumulation in Tuolumne Meadows. Due to this significant storm, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season. These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the winter months until weather conditions permit reopening in the spring next year.

Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park. All roads within the park are subject to chain control or temporary closures due to hazardous driving conditions. For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200.
avatar Re: Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park
December 06, 2012 07:52PM
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Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park - news release
December 3, 2012
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529


Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park.


Huh???

Besides the rarely traveled Chowchilla Mountain Road which has already closed for the season, the Park Service does NOT plow the Mariposa Grove Road either during the winter. (Or has that policy recently been changed.)

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Re: Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park
December 07, 2012 07:21AM
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plawrence
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Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park - news release
December 3, 2012
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529


Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park.


Huh???

Besides the rarely traveled Chowchilla Mountain Road which has already closed for the season, the Park Service does NOT plow the Mariposa Grove Road either during the winter. (Or has that policy recently been changed.)

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It is my guess that when they say "all roads" they are talking about the numbered highways.
avatar Re: Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park
December 07, 2012 08:37AM
But they also mentioned Glacier Point Road in their notice, which isn't numbered.
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The Current Conditions page has been showing the Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road as Closed for several weeks now. Does this latest announcement mean they don't expect that to change till spring?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2012 10:09PM by gophersnake.
avatar Re: Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park
December 06, 2012 10:55PM
the 2 mile mariposa grove road is usually not plowed. when there is heavy snow fall then the park service may plow just one of the lanes in the road leading up to the mariposa grove; that way if an emergency were to occur then an ambulance would be able to drive up to the grove (the road remains closed to all public vehicles though). i have seen the road plowed up to the vault restroom near the grizzly giant inside the mariposa grove at times as well - but for the most part, it is usually unplowed inside the grove. but this is only used by government and emergency vehicles only - it is mainly for access for official use by employees and closed to public vehicles to my knowledge.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2012 10:56PM by marmot.
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