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El Portal Road (Highway 140) and Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) Closed Again Due to Rockfall

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avatar El Portal Road (Highway 140) and Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) Closed Again Due to Rockfall
January 12, 2017 04:50PM
Wawona Road (Highway 41) only road accessible to Yosemite Valley

The El Portal Road (Highway 140) and the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) are currently closed due to a series of rockfalls early this morning. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via Highways 140 and 120. The only vehicular access to Yosemite Valley is along the Wawona Road (Highway 41). Highway 140 is closed at the park line Highway 120 is closed at the Big Oak Flat Entrance due to heavy snowfall and dangerous driving conditions.

The only access to Yosemite Valley will be through the Wawona Road (Highway 41) through this evening and into tomorrow. Park crews and geologists will assess the conditions tomorrow morning. there is no estimated day or time for a reopening.
avatar El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite National Park has Reopened
January 13, 2017 01:49PM
Big Oak Flat Road into Yosemite Valley is also open

The El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite National Park has reopened to all vehicular traffic, with delays. The road is open one lane, with controlled traffic, and visitors are asked to not stop along the road en route to Yosemite Valley. The road may close again at any time in the event of hazardous driving conditions. The Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 W) is also open.

Park visitors are asked to be aware of hazards, including potential wet and icy road conditions, rockfall, and debris in roadways. Visitors should always carry tire chains and chain control can be implemented at any time. The park has experienced significant rainfall over the past month and ground saturation could lead to hazardous conditions along park roadways.
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