Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closes All Roads
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.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.