All Roads in Yosemite National Park to Remain Closed Through the Evening
All roads leading into Yosemite Valley will remain closed through this evening, Friday, January 22, due to snow, ice, and fallen trees. Road closures include Highways 41 (Wawona Road), 120 (Big Oak Flat Road), and 140 (El Portal Road). Additionally, the Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road will also remain closed.
Did You Know?
In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.