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Highway 41 Closed Due To Overturned Logging Truck

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 has been closed down for the second time today south of Road 200, this time due to an overturned logging truck that has caused a hazmat issue. Just after 9 a.m., a logging truck overturned down an embankment near Road 406. The driver is uninjured according to CHP. Caltrans, CHP and Sheriff’s deputies are assisting ...

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Road And Campground Closures On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – With the unprecedented number of hazard trees, the winter storm damage to many forest roads, and the associated risks of both, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) has issued a Forest Order closing certain roads, campgrounds and day use areas. In January and February 2017 the Sierra National Forest received heavy rain, snow, and winds that resulted in significant ...

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Portion Of Road 407 Closed Due To Fire Damage To Bridge

RAYMOND – Road 407 east of Road 600 was closed due to the Raymond Fire, and will remain closed until repairs to the bridge can be completed. The Raymond Fire, which appears to have been started when a vehicle crashed (no official cause has yet been released) burned 40 acres along Road 407 and according to reporting from CHP, also ...

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Work Continues On Damaged Roads In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans District 10 continues to work on the washout on Highway 132, and the CHP reports nearly two-dozen roads closed or affected by the massive rain event a week ago. Floodwater sliced through State Route 132 in northern Mariposa County, during the recent violent storms, creating a 50-foot gap between the two stretches of roadway. The gaping ...

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Rockfall Closes Highway 140 In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Highway 140 (El Portal Road) inside Yosemite National Park is closed at the park line and the El Portal Road/ Big Oak Flat Road Junction due to a rockfall. Heavy precipitation has caused rocks, dirt and debris to fall in the roadway approximately 1/4 mile east of the park boundary in El Portal. El Portal Road will remain ...

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Yosemite’s Glacier Point And Tioga Roads Close For Winter Storms

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will close the Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road to all vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, due to incoming winter storms, say park officials. This closure will remain in effect through the weekend and road conditions will be assessed on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. No overnight parking is permitted on either ...

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Highway 49 Opens To One-Lane Traffic Control At Spring Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Highway 49,  which was closed down yesterday afternoon when the Spring Fire jumped the road, is now open for one-lane traffic control. Traffic will be escorted one lane at a time until 8 p.m., then the roadway will be closed down again. Motorists are advised to be cautious and aware of emergency vehicles, and please be patient. ...

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Update On The Ben Fire Thursday 8 PM

MARIPOSA — The Ben fire, burning in Mariposa County, is holding at 630 acres and is 40 percent contained. There are currently 40 engines, 18 crews, 5 dozers and 9 water tenders assigned to the incident. Ben Hur and Buckeye, and Ben Hur at the entrance to the Quick Ranch are now open to residents only, according to Cal Fire. ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Road Closure Extended

FISH CAMP — With two out of three roads into Yosemite National Park out of commission, including the popular south gate entrance north of Fish Camp, the question on the minds of many is likely to be, “so when will Highway 41 reopen?” Photos by Virginia Lazar – click to enlarge The California Department of Transportation confirmed today that Highway 41 into Yosemite will ...

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Big Oak Flat Road (Hwy 120) in Yosemite National Park is Open

YOSEMITE — The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) has reopened to all vehicular traffic following a rockfall that occurred on Sunday morning, Feb. 5, say park officials. Visitors are urged to drive with caution along the road, as there is the possibility of more mud and debris entering the roadway. Water and debris remain on ...

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