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No Estimated Date For Tioga Pass To Open For The Season

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials have issued the following statement on conditions over Tioga Pass (Highway 120) inside the park boundaries: The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park (Highway 120 through the park) remains closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. Melting snow is causing water to run over the road in multiple locations, creating a safety hazard. Park ...

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Is Tioga Pass Open In Yosemite?

YOSEMITE — There has been a lot of confusion of late over whether or not Tioga Pass is open in Yosemite National Park. A call to Caltrans confirms that the east side of the pass, up to the park entrance, is indeed plowed and open to traffic. However, an announcement by Caltrans on Monday, June 19, may have been misunderstood ...

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Reserve A Parking Space In Yosemite Valley On Busy Weekends

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the second phase of a multi-year pilot program where visitors will be able to reserve a limited number of parking spaces. Reserved parking spots will be at the Yosemite Falls Parking Area, located directly west of Yosemite Valley Lodge and south of Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley, for four weekends, including Saturdays and Sundays, ...

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PG&E Begins Daily Aerial Patrols To Spot Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that they have begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of their service area. The patrols are intended to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer. PG&E says they are launching the patrols this ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Now Reopened

YOSEMITE — Park officials are reporting that Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park is now open, after a rock slide at Dog Rock closed the roadway on Monday, June 12. Work was completed earlier than expected. The scheduled time to reopen had been set at 6 a.m. on Sunday. The first two miles of the road from ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Scheduled To Reopen

YOSEMITE — Conditions permitting, El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, at 6 a.m. The first two miles of the road from the park boundary will be signed as a no-stopping zone. Hopefully, this will help to ease the miles-long backups at the Highway 41 south entrance that motorists saw today. As ...

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Major Traffic Delays Into Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — With Highway 140 (El Portal) closed into Yosemite National Park, we are receiving reports that as of noon today, traffic is backed up 4 to 5 miles on Highway 41 at the south entrance. Highway 140 will be closed at least through the weekend due to a rock slide, so anyone planning a trip to the park should ...

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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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El Portal Road In Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE — The El Portal Road and Arch Rock Entrance into Yosemite National Park remain closed due to a rockslide that occurred yesterday around noon. Yosemite National Park staff are assessing the area and the road will remain closed at least through the weekend of June 17-18. After the assessment is complete, crews will begin to remove rock debris and ...

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Highway 140 Closed Into Yosemite Due To Rock Slide

YOSEMITE — What is being described as a “significant rock slide” near Dog Rock on Highway 140 has forced the closure of the roadway for at least 24 hours. The rockfall was reported around noon today and has closed the El Portal Road and Arch Rock Entrance. The rockfall is inside the park boundary about two miles east of the ...

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