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All Roads into Yosemite National Park Remain Closed

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Date: March 22, 2011

All roads into Yosemite National Park remain closed due to a severe winter storm on March 19 through March 20. Yosemite Valley received over three feet of snow and all power is out within the park and surrounding areas. There is no anticipated date or time for roads to reopen and power to be stored.
Phone lines to Yosemite National Park's Public Affairs Office are currently not working. Media inquiries should be directed to Kari Cobb at 209-742-3520.  
An update will be issued when conditions change. For updated road information in Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200. For updated road information within the gateway communities, please call 1-800-427-7623.

Did You Know?

El Portal Boulder Bar

At the east end of El Portal, just west of Yosemite National Park’s boundary, changing river gradients, glacial history, and powerful floods have created a boulder bar with boulders much larger than typically found in such deposits. This is no ordinary boulder bar, however, for it contains massive boulders over a meter in diameter and weighing many tons.