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All roads into Yosemite temporarily closed

More than 3-1/2 feet of snowfall has closed roads into Yosemite National Park.

All roads leading into Yosemite National Park are temporarily closed due to snow, ice, mudslides, fallen trees and downed power lines.

According to a park press release, the storm that moved through dumped more than 3-1/2 feet of snow during a 24-hour period in Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Crane Flat, and approximately nine inches in El Portal.

Highways 41 (Wawona Road), 120 (Big Oak Flat Road) and 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite are currently closed due to snowy and icy conditions, and Caltrans has temporarily closed Highway 140 outside of the park boundary between El Portal and Mid Pines due to mudslides, rockfall, fallen trees and downed power lines. The Badger Pass Road and the Hetch Hetchy Road are also closed.

Road conditions will continue to be assessed throughout the day. For 24-hour information about roads within the park, call (209) 372-0200; for roads outside of Yosemite, contact Caltrans at (800) 427-7623.

-- Kelly Burgess
twitter.com/latimesoutposts

Photo: More than 3-1/2 feet of snowfall has closed roads into Yosemite National Park. Credit: National Park Service

 
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Glad I saw this as we were planning on going to Yosemite soon. May put it off for awhile. Although the park is amazing right after a snowstorm


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