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Construction And Traffic Delays In Yosemite

YOSEMITE –Anyone headed into Yosemite National Park should be aware of delays due to road work and paving operations. Here is an update of the traffic delays inside the park. Wawona Road Delays around the South Entrance: There will be 30-minute delays with single lane traffic control 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. as paving operations continue. There will be extensive ...

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Update On The Fires Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Lower temperatures and higher humidites have helped to moderate the eight wildfires currently burning in Yosemite National Park. This is the latest update on the Yosemite fires: Empire Discovered: 8/1/17 Location: 1 mile east of Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and 3/4 mile south of Glacier Point Road Size: 6,340 acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 85% Fuels: Red fir ...

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Another Massive Rockslide In Yosemite Closes Roadway

YOSEMITE — Another massive rockfall near El Capitan has closed down Northside Drive on the valley floor in Yosemite National Park. The rockfall happened at 3:21 p.m. There was an injury associated with today’s event, say park officials. The injured person was flown out via air ambulance to receive medical care at an area hospital. The rockfall is significantly larger ...

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One Fatality, One Injury, All Others Accounted For In Yosemite Rockslide

YOSEMITE — Park officials have provided additional information concerning a series of rockfalls that occurred yesterday afternoon from the Southeast face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. One person was killed, one injured, and officials say all others are now accounted for. Seven rockfalls occurred over a four-hour time span, with the initial rockfall happening at 1:52 p.m. A ...

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Fire In Yosemite – As Important As Wind And Water

YOSEMITE – Wildfire is part of life in the Central Sierra, and the sight of billowing smoke engenders fear in those who live in the Wildland Urban Interface. But it is also an important part of the ecology, as is evidenced by the decades of study in Yosemite National Park. Officials are eager to witness the rebirth and renewal in ...

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An Encounter With Bear Cubs And Mom On Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE — Anyone visiting Yosemite National Park is likely hoping for the chance to see bears. A recent trip up to the Empire Fire provided a delightful encounter with two bear cubs along the Glacier Point Road. It was about 2:30 on Thursday afternoon, as I headed down from Bridalveil Campground. Just a mile or two west of the Yosemite ...

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Tioga Pass Road Closed Due To Snow

UPDATE: Please call 209-372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for current road conditions in the park. YOSEMITE — The Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite National Park has been temporarily closed due to a snow storm overnight. For the most current road conditions within the park, call 209-372-0200 (press 1, then 1). For roads outside the park, call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Remember that ...

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Yosemite Valley Parking And Road Construction Update

YOSEMITE — Visitors to Yosemite should be aware of a new phase of parking and road construction in Yosemite Valley starting on Monday, Sept. 18. The biggest project will be reconstruction of the Camp 4 parking area. The parking area will close on Monday, Sept. 18, and campers will park across the street at the Yosemite Falls parking area. Northside ...

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Happy Days, Highway 41 From Oakhurst To Yosemite Opens!

OAKHURST — After more than 10 days with the most traveled route into Yosemite National Park closed down due to a wildfire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the roadway will reopen at 2 p.m. today. Motorists should use caution while traveling in the area while fire equipment and firefighters continue operations. All turnouts and parking areas between ...

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Activity On Railroad Fire Slows As Weather Cooperates

OAKHURST — After a very active 24 hours on the Railroad Fire on Sunday, things were quite a bit calmer today. With cooperation from the weather in the form of lower temperatures, higher humidities and calm winds, firefighters made some good progress. The fire is still being estimated at 9,790 acres with 23 percent containment. There has been an update ...

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