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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Now Reopened

YOSEMITE — Park officials are reporting that Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park is now open, after a rock slide at Dog Rock closed the roadway on Monday, June 12.

Work was completed earlier than expected. The scheduled time to reopen had been set at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

The first two miles of the road from the park boundary will be signed as a no-stopping zone, and motorists are warned that there may be gravel and debris in the roadway, so please drive with caution.

Hopefully, this will help to ease the miles-long backups on the Highway 41 entrance that motorists saw today.

As is always the case, it is best to check road conditions before heading to the park.

For current road conditions in the park, call 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1).

Park officials would like to thank all the park employees who worked hard to remove the rock, assess the underground sewer line, and make temporary road repairs.

(Photos courtesy NPS)

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