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Tioga Road plowing update

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avatar Tioga Road plowing update
May 19, 2017 01:45PM
May 16, 2017

Plows ended one mile west of May Lake. Crews are progressing from west to east about one mile per day as they plow through snow that is 8 to 10 feet deep. Forestry crews have begun removal of hazard trees (dead or diseased trees that might fall onto the road) between Crane Flat and White Wolf, and in the Crane Flat Campground.


A dozer removes snow from the top down, allowing the rotary plows to blow the remaining snow.
NPS Photo




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/2017 01:46PM by eeek.
Re: Tioga Road plowing update
May 20, 2017 04:41AM
Does anyone think that the Tioga Road will be open by June 10th? I'm hoping it is, but the chance of it looks low.
avatar Re: Tioga Road plowing update
May 20, 2017 02:26PM
Has NPS ever PARTIALLY opened Tioga Road, lets say from Crane Flat to White Wolf?

I don't recall them doing so for the past 20 years. I wonder if they might have done so earlier.



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avatar Re: Tioga Road plowing update
May 20, 2017 02:43PM
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plawrence
Has NPS ever PARTIALLY opened Tioga Road, lets say from Crane Flat to White Wolf?

Yes.

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I don't recall them doing so for the past 20 years. I wonder if they might have done so earlier.

I do. Several times they opened to road to Yosemite Creek before the full opening.
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May 20, 2017 03:13PM
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eeek
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plawrence
Has NPS ever PARTIALLY opened Tioga Road, lets say from Crane Flat to White Wolf?

Yes.

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I don't recall them doing so for the past 20 years. I wonder if they might have done so earlier.

I do. Several times they opened to road to Yosemite Creek before the full opening.


I'm glad your memory is better than mine. I couldn't remember those years. I wonder if they might then do something like that this year.



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avatar Re: Tioga Road plowing update
May 20, 2017 02:44PM
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plawrence
Has NPS ever PARTIALLY opened Tioga Road, lets say from Crane Flat to White Wolf?

I don't recall them doing so for the past 20 years. I wonder if they might have done so earlier.


I do know in the past (in the 1970s and 80s) they would open up Tioga Road from the east entrance to Tuolumne Meadows after Caltrans plowed the road. But they haven't done that recently either, IIRC.



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May 20, 2017 02:45PM
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May 20, 2017 03:14PM
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Re: Tioga Road plowing update
May 23, 2017 11:54AM
Maybe NPS will implement a similar partial road opening plan. According to L.A. Times article I just read, Tioga Pass itself might not be ready for travel until July 4.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-tioga-pass-20170522-story.html
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