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Yosemite's Tioga, Glacier Point roads are closed for season

November 30, 2009 | 11:12 am

Rocks in the Merced River are topped with pillows of snow near El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park in this photo from January.

Yosemite National Park has announced that Tioga and Glacier Point roads have closed for the season.

Ths closure of scenic Tioga Road eliminates vehicle travel through the eastern entrance of Yosemite.

Yosemite also issued a reminder that all roads within the park, which is open year-round, are subject to chain control or temporary closures.

Visitors should carry chains at all times while driving inside park boundaries, and can check on road conditions by calling (209) 372-0200. 

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: Rocks in the Merced River are topped with pillows of snow near El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park in this photo from January. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times

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