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Contact: Mike Theune, 559-586-0822
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. January 8, 2016– The Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park is now open until 5:00 p.m. tonight for visitor safety. Conditions will be reassessed tomorrow morning to determine when the road will re-open.
The road between the parks remains closed. Visitors cannot travel through Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks via the Generals Highway.
Weather is expected again this afternoon. Visitors need to be prepared for additional road hazards and rain. Rivers are expected to rise and are currently running very fast. Please don’t go near them. As the storms exit the area, temperatures are expected to drop.
Kings Canyon National Park remains open. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
For additional updates, please visit the parks’ Facebook page, facebook.com/SequoiaKingsNPS, Twitter: @SequoiaKingsNPS, or the parks’ website at www.nps.gov/seki
About Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
These two parks, which lie-side-by-side in the southern Sierra Nevada in Central California, serve as a prime example of nature’s size, beauty, and diversity. Over 1.5 million visitors from across the U.S. and the world visit these parks for the world’s largest trees (by volume), grand mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, the highest point in the lower 48 states, and more. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/seki or 559-565-3341.