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Electrical Power Restored to Yosemite National Park

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Date: March 26, 2011

Electrical power has been restored to Yosemite National Park today, March 26, 2011. The park has been without electrical power since Sunday, March 20, after a severe winter storm affected the area. The winter storm dropped several feet of new snow on Yosemite National Park over the last week causing snowy and icy conditions on the roadways, downed trees on the roadways, landslides, and damage to the electrical power lines throughout the park and surrounding communities.  

All roads into Yosemite National Park are open, pending weather and safety along the roadways. This includes park entrances via Highways 120, 140, and 41. All park services are fully operating at this time except for the Yosemite Valley campgrounds, which will open back up to the public on Monday, March 28, 2011.

Bus service to Yosemite via the Highway 140 corridor on the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will resume normal schedule on Sunday, March 27. Please check www.yarts.com for current schedules.

For 24-hour road conditions in Yosemite National Park please call 209-372-0200. Road conditions outside of Yosemite National Park can be found by calling 1-800-427-7623.

Did You Know?

Upper Yosemite Fall with spring runoff

Yosemite Falls is fed mostly by snowmelt. Peak flow usually happens in late May, but by August, Yosemite Falls is often dry. It begins flowing again a few months later, after winter snows arrive.