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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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.

Did You Know?

Yosemite Museum

When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.