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Three Roads in Yosemite National Park to Temporarily Close Overnight

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Date: November 3, 2011

The Tioga, Glacier Point, and Mariposa Grove Roads Temporarily Closed Due Winter Weather Advisory

The Tioga Road (Highway 120 east of the Crane Flat Gas Station), the Glacier Point Road, and the Mariposa Grove Road in Yosemite National Park will be temporarily closing tonight, Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. A winter weather advisory has been issued and will be in effect from 8:00 p.m. this evening until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Up to seven inches of snow is expected above 6,000 feet in elevation. Temperature lows are expected to be 11° Fahrenheit tonight, and 5° Fahrenheit by Friday night.

All roads are expected to be reassessed for opening by midday tomorrow, Friday, November 4, 2011.  

The closure is not expected to impact the Wawona Road (Highway 41), the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 west of the Crane Flat Gas Station), the El Portal Road (Highway 140), or roads within Yosemite Valley. All roads within the park are subject to chain control or temporary closures due to hazardous driving conditions. Tire chains may be required at any time during the fall and winter season. It is strongly recommended that all motorists carry tire chains while driving in the park during the fall and winter months.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200.

An announcement will be made tomorrow pending additional road closure changes.

Did You Know?

Tuolumne River

In 1984, 83 miles of the Tuolumne River were added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by Congress with an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This included 54 miles of the river within Yosemite National Park.