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Re: Yosemite National Park Begins Clearing Rockfall Debris on Highway 140

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avatar Yosemite National Park Begins Clearing Rockfall Debris on Highway 140
January 09, 2016 02:24PM
Yosemite National Park road crews have begun clearing debris caused by a rockfall on Thursday morning, January, 7, at 5:45 a.m. that closed the El Portal Road (Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park. The rockfall triggered several large boulders and debris to block access to Yosemite Valley via Highway 140. Park staff and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) staff assessed the site earlier today and deemed it safe for park personnel to begin removing the rocks and debris.

The work to clear the road could take several days. There is no anticipated day or time for the road to reopen. “The National Park Service realizes the critical nature of the Highway 140 entrance into the park,” stated Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher. “We are working diligently to get the road work safely accomplished.”

All services within Yosemite National Park remain open and operational. The park remains accessible via entrances along Highways 41 and 120. All roads within Yosemite Valley are also open. Lodging and other services in El Portal remain open and accessible.

There are currently chain restrictions in place on many roads within Yosemite National Park. All drivers, including those with four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles, must carry chains when entering a designated chain control area.
avatar Highway 140 is open
January 10, 2016 02:27AM
The road has been cleared.
Re: Yosemite National Park Begins Clearing Rockfall Debris on Highway 140
January 10, 2016 07:08AM
That was fast. The folks in Mariposa must be relieved...



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avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Begins Clearing Rockfall Debris on Highway 140
January 25, 2016 01:53PM
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balzaccom
That was fast. The folks in Mariposa must be relieved...

Yup. It took them less than a minute to clear the road. Here's the proof:

video: https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS/videos/950624808319135/

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avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Begins Clearing Rockfall Debris on Highway 140
January 26, 2016 02:56PM
So what's your point?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2016 01:29PM by eeek.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Begins Clearing Rockfall Debris on Highway 140
January 26, 2016 11:55PM
Just sharing a video put out by NPS showing all the work it took to clear a lane of Hwy 140 after the rockslide.

That's all.

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