All roads leading into Yosemite Valley will remain closed Friday night due to snow, ice, and fallen trees. Road closures include Highways 41 (Wawona Road), 120 (Big Oak Flat Road), and 140 (El Portal Road). Additionally, the Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road will also remain closed.
Reassessment of all roads in Yosemite will continue throughout the evening and into Saturday. There is no estimated opening time for any park roads. For 24-hour road information call (209) 372-0200.
Yosemite has received about two feet of snow on the valley floor. Badger Pass received eight to 10 feet of new snow and Tuolumne Meadows has six feet of new snow.
Park officials are urging visitors coming into the park over the weekend to drive slowly and with caution. All vehicles entering the park must carry chains as the weather can change quickly (even vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive). Visitors are also urged to be aware of falling trees while driving or walking in the park.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- All roads leading into Yosemite Valley are temporarily closed due to snow, ice, and fallen trees, Yosemite National Park reported today.
Highway 41 -- Wawona Road -- and Highway 120 -- Big Oak Flat Road -- are covered with snow and ice.
Highway 140 -- El Portal Road -- is blocked by fallen trees.
The Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road are also closed, the park said.
The roads will be reassessed throughout the day, the park said.
For 24-hour road information at the park, call 209-372-0200.