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Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closes All Roads

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Date: January 22, 2010

All roads leading into Yosemite Valley are temporarily closed due to snow, ice, and fallen trees.  Highways 41 (Wawona Road) and 120 (Big Oak Flat Road) into Yosemite National Park are closed at this time due to snowy and icy conditions.  Additionally, Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite Valley is temporarily closed due to fallen trees on the roadway.  The Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road are also closed at this time.

Assessment of all roads in Yosemite will occur throughout the day.  For 24-hour road information please call 209-372-0200.  

Visitors coming into the park over the weekend are urged to drive slowly and with caution.  All vehicles entering the park must carry chains as the weather can change quickly (even vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive).  Additionally, visitors are also urged to be aware of significant risk of falling trees while driving or walking in the park.

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Riparian area in Tuolumne Meadows

Riparian communities are adjacent to the river channel and tributaries; they are the interface between the river and surrounding meadow and upland communities. They provide specialized habitat and important nutrients to the meadow and river systems.