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Storm Related Highway Closures in Mariposa County

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STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is performing the following highway closures due to storm-related activity. Closure updates and locations are below as of Thursday, March 16, 2023, as of 8:00 a.m. MARIPOSA COUNTY: • One-way traffic control on SR-49 at Bagby Vista Point for slide removal. There is no ETO. • Full highway closure of SR-140 from ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Issue Evacuation Warning

MARIPOSA COUNTY–An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for the following areas or communities: Greeley Hill, El Portal, Bear Creek Cabins, Oak Fire burn scar, Creekside Apartments, Hornitos and La Grange. A map of the areas will be available soon, at which time you can check your specific address by visiting: https://arcg.is/Ln4y9 The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office feels the threat level is ...

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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Officials for Yosemite National Park (YNP) have announced that the park will remain closed through Sunday, March 12, and possibly longer. Reopening on March 13 is a best-case scenario. Another storm system is forecast at the end of the week, which could further impact the park. Conditions will be evaluated on a daily basis, and the park will ...

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Local Sheriff’s Offer Warnings and Resources

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Madera and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Offices are sharing information and resources ahead of the atmospheric river storms that are predicted to affect our communities over the next several days. This comes while most people are still digging out from several feet of snow that fell over the last two weeks, including power outages and road and school closures. ...

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Collapsed Structures and Evacuations

MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that On March 3, 2023, around 3 pm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a potentially collapsed roof at a mobile home in Bass Lake. MCSO Deputies responded along with EMS and CALFIRE. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies spoke to the homeowner, who advised her roof was ...

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Red Cross Winter Storms Update

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Red Cross continues to work with the entire emergency response community across three Counties to ensure we can deploy resources, supplies and personnel to support communities affected when it’s safe to do so. Also severely impacted by road closures, power outages and their homes being snowed in, are our local volunteers who are working to diligently to clear their ...

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Madera and Mariposa Counties Storm Updates

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Over the last several days, Northern California has been under siege by a series of hard hitting winter storms. Our communities in Mariposa County and Eastern Madera County have been impacted by these storms in numerous ways including over 12,000 people without power, trees crashing into homes and outbuildings, and roads. Also, Yosemite National Park has been closed and ...

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Storm Watch: Late February 2023 PART 2

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting that a series of cold storm systems will continue to bring winter weather impacts to the foothill and mountain communities across our area. These storms are expected to include blizzard like conditions in the higher elevations of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains and snow levels down to 500 ...

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December Begins With A Winter Storm

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities. The watch begins Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at 1:00 am and concludes on Friday at 4:00 pm. Two weather systems are expected to affect much of the West Coast bringing significant rain and snow to our area. Winter Storm ...

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Major Storm System Arrives

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–A major storm system will impact Central California today into Wednesday morning. The majority of precipitation associated with this storm system will be confined to two periods, this morning into this afternoon and all day Tuesday. The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting up to 4 inches of rain and several inches to several feet of snow for ...

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