Roads Reopen in Yosemite National Park
Almost all roads leading into Yosemite National Park have reopened after being closed due to snow, ice, and fallen trees. Highways 120 (Big Oak Flat Road) and 140 (El Portal Road) were reopened at 8:00 a.m. this morning. Highway 41 (Wawona Road) is also open from Yosemite Valley to Chinquapin but remains closed south of Yosemite West to Wawona due to fallen trees.
Did You Know?
Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.