YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that the Glacier Point Road will remain closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles, through Sunday, May 19, due to current snow and ice accumulation on the road, and incoming winter storm systems that are expected to result in additional snow accumulation above 5,000 feet.
Glacier Point Road will remain closed until the incoming storm systems pass and the road can be evaluated for hazards, say officials. The road will reopen when conditions are safe for vehicular traffic.
Yosemite National Park is open. Visitors planning trips to the park over the next several days are advised to be prepared for winter driving conditions along the El Portal Road (Highway 140), Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 W) and Wawona Road (Highway 41).
Tire chains may be required at any time depending on road conditions. Temporary road closures may go into effect at any time due to road and weather conditions.
For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1 and press 1 again.
Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose.