MARIPOSA — After tireless work by Caltrans maintenance crews and partners, District 10 and the California Highway Patrol have reopened State Route 140 in the area of the Ferguson Fire burn scar as of noon on Friday, Nov. 30.
The roadway closure began overnight at 2 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, and is still in place for now, say authorities.
SR-140 had been closed from Midpines to near the Yosemite National Park entrance.
This was a pre-emptive closure, stemming from information gathered through a weather monitoring system for the Ferguson Fire scar that is being co-piloted by U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) Hanford office and District 10.
The impact of weather on Thursday gave way to multiple mudslides, leaving debris including rocks and branches spilled onto the roadway. There were no washouts or injuries reported as of Nov. 29.
Please avoid this area until the highway is re-opened.
Photos courtesy of Caltrans District 10