Mariposa & Yosemite

Snow blocks or limits mountain road passages

Snow closed some Sierra roadways and limited others to four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels, the California Department of Transportation reported this morning.

In Yosemite National Park, Tioga and Glacier Point roads are closed. Highway 120, the Tioga Road through the park, and Glacier Point Road also are closed.

Highway 41 is open into Yosemite, as is Highway 120 from Manteca. Highway 140 from Merced also is open, the National Park Service said, and Hetch Hetchy Road is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Badger Pass Road is open, but Glacier Point Road is closed beyond Badger Pass. Highway 120 is closed through the park.

Chains are required on other mountain areas of Highway 168 for all but four-wheel-drive vehicles with a full set of snow tires. This applies from 6.4 miles east of Prather to the east end of Huntington Lake in Fresno County. The same applies to Highway 41 from three miles north of Oakhurst in Madera County to two miles south of Yosemite.

In Inyo County, Caltrans said snow closed 168 from Lake Sabrina to Aspendell for the winter. That highway is also closed from five miles east to 18 miles east of Big Pine on its westward pass.