Curry Village is closing October 20th.
Sierra National Forest (SNF) updated their Forest Closure Order effective October 17th through November 1st. The simple overview is that the area immediately around Bass Lake and to the northwest in the Bass Lake Ranger District is now open. Trails such as Willow Creek, Lewis Creek and Goat Mountain are open as is all of Nelder Grove. Here’s a link to all the related resources which collectively describe the area that remains closed and what roads and trails are now open. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sierra/alerts-notices/?aid=62435.
Wawona Road Delays Starting Today
Starting Monday, October 19, crews will begin some additional drainage repairs and shoulder stabilization on the Wawona Road in the former Ferguson Fire burn area (Between the Rostrum and Chinquapin.). As part of these repairs there will be single lane traffic control with up to 30-minute delays. The work will continue thru the end of the calendar year.
Beginning, Thursday, October 29 work will begin on a slide stabilization project located approximately 1-mile north of the Wawona Campground. As part of this stabilization there will be two, 4-hour closures each day with a 1-hour opening period between the two, 4-hour closures. These closures will extend for 3-weeks and they will be from 8AM to Noon and from 1PM to 5PM each work day thru November 18, 2020.
The Wawona Road will be closed at the Chilnualna Falls Road on the south end and Henness Ridge Drive on the north end of the closure area. The reason for these 4-hour closures is for safety to prevent vehicles from being hit by slide material or blast rock as the crews work to remove the loose rocks and boulders from this active slide area.
Summary of Delays/Closures:
Monday thru Friday
30 Minute Delays = 10/19/20 thru 10/28/20 and 11/19/20 thru 12/31/20
4 Hour Closures = 10/29/20 thru 11/18/20 (8AM to Noon & 1PM to 5PM)
No weekend or night work is scheduled at this time. (M. Pieper)
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The Creek Fire is now 61% contained. For further info check the Creek Fire at Inciweb à https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147/