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Yosemite Highways To Reopen, Badger Pass Road Still Closed

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that El Portal Road (Highway 140), Wawona Road (Highway 41), and Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 from the west) have been reopened as of noon today. Tire chains are required. Areas remaining closed for now: Badger Pass Road and Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area All campgrounds Mariposa and Merced Groves of ...

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Winter Driving And Power Outages; Are You Prepared?

CENTRAL SIERRA – With winter weather presenting challenges for motorists and knocking out power to some areas, PG&E reminds everyone to be prepared. If you check out their online outage map, you will see that the blanket of snow last night caused outages affecting about 35,000 customers in area between the Yosemite and Sierra Divisions, which stretch from Madera north ...

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All Roads Closed In Yosemite National Park Due To Weather

YOSEMITE – Due to heavy snow accumulation and tree failures, all roads are closed within Yosemite National Park. This is a hard closure and will remain in effect until conditions change allowing for safe opening, say park officials. Highway 140 is closed at the park boundary, and chains or snow tires are required from Whitlock road to Midpines, according to ...

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Yosemite National Park Resumes Normal Operations

YOSEMITE – With the enactment of the continuing resolution by lawmakers in Washington, D.C., Yosemite is in the process of returning to normal operations. The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite Museum, and Hetch Hetchy area will all reopen with normal hours today. Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona Campgrounds and the Mist Trail/John Muir Trail winter route also reopened today. The Mariposa ...

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Get Paid To Fix Or Replace Your Gas-Guzzling, Polluting Car

FRESNO – Residents of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District can get their old gas-hogging, high-polluting vehicles checked at the first “Tune In Tune Up” event of 2019 on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Fresno Fairgrounds. This free event offers emissions testing on a first-come, first-served basis. Car owners whose vehicles fail the emissions test may be eligible ...

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Park Rangers And CHP H40 Rescue Hikers Stranded In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Two lost hikers likely owe their lives to the skilled efforts of Yosemite National Park rangers, Search & Rescue personnel and the CHP after they were unable to find their way in the snow and had to call for help. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Yosemite National Park Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call ...

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Highway 140 And Roads In Yosemite Reopen After Storm Closure

YOSEMITE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol re-opened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar just after 6:30 a.m. this morning. SR-140, which was shut down just after 7 p.m. last night, was closed for more than 11 hours. This was due to an ongoing storm that impacted the roadway. ...

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Update On Yosemite Road Closures Ahead Of Major Storm

YOSEMITE – The Wawona Road, El Portal Road and the Big Oak Flat Road will close no later than midnight tonight because of the expected winter storm, say park officials. The Wawona Road will be closed northbound at Chilnualna Falls Road, and southbound at Bridalveil Fall. The El Portal Road will be gated at the park line and at the ...

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Section Of Highway 140 To Close Due To Weather Concerns

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of public safety, says Caltrans. The ...

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How Will PG&E Bankruptcy Affect Service And Rates?

SAN FRANCISCO – As Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) faces billions of dollars in claims over the California wildfires of 2017 and 2018, the company has announced that they intend to file for bankruptcy. In a statement released today, PG&E says they will file petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on or about Jan. 29. ...

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