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Traffic Restrictions Next Week in Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has the following work scheduled on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Route 49 • One-way traffic control from New Priest Grade Road to Bear Valley Road for drainage work beginning Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7, 2023 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Route ...

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Yosemite National Park Closed Indefinitely

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park (YNP) has experienced significant snowfall in all areas of the park, resulting in snow levels of up to 15 feet in some areas and the park’s closure on Saturday, Feb. 25. Park crews are working to restore critical services so visitors can safely return. There is no estimated date for reopening. The public is asked ...

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Yosemite National Park CLOSED

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Officials from Yosemite National Park (YNP) have announced that the park is closed through Wednesday, March 1, due to severe winter conditions. For Authorized administrative only traffic can use El Portal Rd/Hwy 140. Starting at noon today, visitors/residents in Wawona and Yosemite West may exit toward Yosemite Valley/Hwy 140. Residents may not re-enter. Please call our road status phoneline ...

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One-Way Traffic Control on State Route 49

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MARIPOSA COUNTY —The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to conduct the following work next week in Mariposa County: Route 49 • One-way traffic control at Wass Road East for roadway washout/slip-out repairs from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. • One-way traffic control from Moccasin Creek to Bear Valley Road for shoulder work beginning ...

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One Way Traffic Control on State Route 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY —The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to conduct the following work next week in Mariposa County: Route 140 One-way traffic control from the Merced/Mariposa county line to Trower Road for highway construction beginning Monday, February 6, through Friday, February 10, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays and are advised to ...

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MLK Weekend Storm Watch

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Check below for weather alerts, road conditions including traffic collisions, closures and hazards, school closures, power outages and other emergencies as they happen. Related article: Wind, Rain and Snow Returning Today We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – stay safe!   Monday, January 16th, 2023 School Closures/Delays for 1.17.2023 Madera County Update for YUSD Update ...

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Rock Slide Closes Entrance To Yosemite

EL PORTAL–Officials for Yosemite National Park are reporting that a significant rockfall occurred at approximately 9:00 am this morning on the El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 inside Yosemite National Park). This has closed the road from the park boundary in El Portal to the intersection of the Big Oak Flat Road. There is no access to Yosemite Valley ...

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Yosemite Requires Reservations In February

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park (YNP) has announced that it will require reservations for the last three weekends of February 2023. During that time of year, thousands of visitors visit Horsetail Fall, a waterfall that creates the illusion that the water is on fire. The surge in visitation has led to full parking lots, parking overflowing into traffic lanes, pedestrian-vehicle conflicts ...

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Weekend Winter Traffic Advisory

STOCKTON—The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants to remind motorists to be prepared for heavy winter storms in the valley, foothills, and mountains beginning today into this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, moderate snow is forecast above 3,500 feet today (December 8) into early Friday. A stronger system is expected to bring Valley rain, heavy mountain snow, and ...

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Weekend Storm Could Pack A Punch

GATEWAY COMMUNITIES — Get ready for a big weather change again this weekend. For much of this week, we’ve been experiencing dry, cold, and foggy conditions, but that’s about to change. A very strong storm system is expected to impact Central California and The Sierra Nevada Saturday and Sunday. As always, Sierra News Online will be here monitoring and reporting ...

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