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Hazard Tree Removal Continues On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Here’s your reminder about delays north of town on Highway 41 this week, as Caltrans reports that hazard tree removal continues. Traffic control/road closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tree removal will continue at mile marker 43.1, about one mile north of Cedar Valley Road. The crews will work moving north from there on ...

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$3 Million More For Local Hazard Tree Removal

MOUNTAIN AREA — The massive hazard tree removal project that has been underway along Highway 41 and Highway 49 in the foothills since last fall has been given the funding to continue, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth announced today that $3 million more in funding has been allocated for the project, and operations are ...

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Repairs Continue On Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — After being closed for nearly three weeks for major repairs, Highway 41 into Yosemite reopened yesterday afternoon to one-way traffic. However, Highway 120 remains closed due to severe road damage. Yosemite National Park continues work to repair the Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 ) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe winter storms have impacted the road ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Is Open Again

FISH CAMP — Good news for residents, commuters, skiers and all Yosemite-lovers: the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reports that a stretch of Highway 41 that was closed back in February has been rebuilt and is open as of Sunday, Mar. 12. “State Route 41 north of Fish Camp is being paved now and will reopen to one-way traffic control sometime ...

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Registration Open For Yosemite’s NatureBridge Summer Teen Program

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — NatureBridge is dedicated to building future scientists and leaders. It is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, and registration is now open for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in one of the ...

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Closure Period Extended For Highway 41 Into Yosemite

FISH CAMP — According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the road closure of Highway 41 north of Fish Camp and leading to Yosemite National Park has been extended, and a new date has been set for the reopening. The road is now scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Mar. 15,  says Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth, and may be reduced to one-way ...

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Woman Struck By Falling Tree Dies in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — A woman was struck and killed by a falling tree in Yosemite National Park on Sunday morning, Mar. 5. The tragic accident occurred in Half Dome Village, in Yosemite Valley, at around 10 a.m., amid heavy snow and high winds, according to park officials. Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 20, from Ceres, California was in the park working for a ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada Mountains

SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The heavy snow warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m Sunday, with snow expected to begin Saturday evening and become heavy at times Sunday morning and afternoon, diminishing Sunday ...

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Yosemite National Park Works To Repair Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is moving forward with repairs to the damaged Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe storms have impacted the road and it continues to be unsafe for vehicular travel. The road has been closed since late February between Crane Valley and Foresta. The Federal Highways Administration has selected a contractor ...

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Sierra Snowpack Is Far Above Average

SACRAMENTO – The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Today’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches of SWE, and January’s reading was 6.0 inches. ...

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