UPDATE – State Route 140 has re-opened at 5 PM on January 10, 2023.
MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily closed State Route 140 in the Merced River Canyon area of Mariposa County from approximately Colorado Road above Midpines to Yosemite Cedar Lodge in El Portal due to multiple mudslides that have made the road impassable.
Crews are working to remove mud and debris and clear drains for the safety of the traveling public.
This closure is expected to continue at least until Wednesday, January 11, 2023, and could be extended based on weather, availability of equipment, and traffic incidents.
Motorists are being turned around at the closure locations. There is no alternate route. Please avoid the area. For access to Yosemite National Park, use State Route 120.
For Yosemite National Park road information, dial 1-209-372-0200 (then 1, 1).
For updates, check District 10 on social media: Facebook (@caltransdistrict10), Twitter (@caltransdist10), and Instagram (Caltrans_district10).
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.
For the latest road information, visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-7623 (ROAD).