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Hwy 140 & Hwy 120 Closures Closures In Effect 2/7

Postby maverick » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:31 am

Yosemite NP:

El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) Closed Due to Debris Flows:
The El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 into Yosemite Valley from El Portal) is closed due to debris and water on the road. Access to Yosemite Valley is still possible Wawona Road. Call 209/372-0200 (then dial 1 then 1) for any update

Big Oak Flat Road is partially closed; no access to Yosemite Valley via Highway 120 from the west:
The Big Oak Flat Road is temporarily closed from Crane Flat to the Foresta Road junction due to an active rockfall. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via Hwy 120 from the west.
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Re: Hwy 140 & Hwy 120 Closures Closures In Effect 2/7

Postby maverick » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:14 pm

Yosemite NP:

The Big Oak Flat Road (Hwy 120) is Closed in Yosemite National Park
Water and debris on El Portal Road (Hwy 140) and Wawona Road (Hwy 41)

The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) is currently closed from Crane Flat to Foresta due to a rockfall. On Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, debris and several boulders fell into the road. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via The Big Oak Flat Road. Park road crews have been working to clear the roadway. At this time, there is no estimated time that the road will reopen.

There is also water and debris on both the El Portal Road (Hwy 140) and Wawona Road (Hwy 41). All visitors coming to Yosemite National Park are encouraged to drive with caution. Several storm systems will be moving through Yosemite National Park over the next several days. Temporary road closures may go into effect at any time for the safety of park visitors.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200 and press 1.
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