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Yosemite National Park Announces Temporary Road Closures and Delays Possible Due to Incoming Winter Storm Systems

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Date: February 1, 2019

Big Oak Flat Road, Wawona Road, and El Portal Road may be impacted due to heavy precipitation

Temporary road closures and delays may be possible over the next several days along Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West), Wawona Road (Highway 41), and El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park. An incoming winter storm system could impact roadways inside the park due to heavy precipitation and snow at higher elevations.

Yosemite National Park is open. Visitors planning trips to the park over the next several days are advised to plan for winter driving conditions. Tire chains may be required at any time depending on road conditions. All motorists driving in the park during the winter season are strongly encouraged to have tire chains in their vehicle. Temporary road closures may go into effect at any time due to road and weather conditions.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1 and press 1 again. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at

Last updated: February 1, 2019

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


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