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Storm Brings Possible Road Closures, Delays In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Temporary road closures and delays may be possible over the next several days along Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West), Wawona Road (Highway 41), and El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park. An incoming winter storm system could impact roadways inside the park due to heavy precipitation and snow at higher elevations. Yosemite National Park ...

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Portion Of Highway 140 To Close For Safety During Storm

**UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3: the highway has been reopened.** UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3: Highway 140 reported by CHP to be temporarily closed in the vicinity of Crane Creek Road in El Portal due to a rock slide. **UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Highway 140 has been reopened MARIPOSA — Due to the impact of an ongoing ...

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Winter Storm And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — While the forecast for this weekend’s rain is less drastic than previously anticipated, we’re still expecting a winter storm strong enough to bring sufficient precipitation that the National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a storm and flash flood watch for the region, especially notable for burn scar areas. Winter Storm Watch A Winter Storm Watch is ...

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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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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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Lisa’s List: Three Things To Do With Fireplace Ashes

“A pattern can be called a pattern only if it has been applied to a real world solution at least three times,” according to the rule of three. The power of three is universal, representing body, mind and soul. From three piece suits to tricycles and BLTs, wonderful things come in threes. And, as it turns out, if you try something three times ...

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Winter Storm Warning, Flash Flood Watch Continue

MOUNTAIN AREA — Well into the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 17, storms continue to pound the area with heavy rain and wind in the foothills and snow in the higher country, with the potential for flash flooding in burn scar areas. Flash Flood Watch From 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 through 10 p.m. Thursday evening.  Flash Flood Watch is in ...

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Snowshoeing to Dewey Point during the Government Shutdown

The Federal Government shutdown made it a bit harder for us to get up to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area (Badger Pass) after a good storm that deposited lots of snow but we were determined to get up there and check out the tremendous views from Dewey Point. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.57 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,234′ ...

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