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Park Reopens Roads To Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE — After being closed overnight due to winter storm warning and flood watch, all roads in Yosemite have been reopened as of 9 a.m. today, say Park officials. Tioga Pass and Glacier Point remain closed for the winter.

The Merced River crested below flood stage early this morning, resulting in no major damage to park roads or operations. All roads leading into Yosemite Valley having been reopened, and campgrounds, lodging, restaurants, and facilities within Yosemite Valley are open and  fully operational.

Roads into Yosemite Valley were closed last evening at 5 p.m. due to a forecast of flood conditions with a strong storm coming into the Yosemite area.

Visitors are asked to drive drive with extreme caution as there is still water on the roadways, some downed branches, and minor rockfall  on park roads. Park crews will be working for the next several days in cleaning roadways and removing debris.

Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) buses are running on their normal schedule.

For 24 hour road and weather information, please call (209)372-0200

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