Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Latest Rockfall at Yosemite Closes Highway 120/Big Oak Flat Road

From the Yosemite NP Facebook Page
This is the kind of thing I wish I could report on in person, but alas the semester has begun...

From the Press Releases for Yosemite National Park:

"Due to a large rockfall that occurred at approximately 11:30 last evening, the Big Oak Flat Road (the continuation of Highway 120) is closed in Yosemite National Park. The road is closed between the Foresta Junction on Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Rd.) and the Highway 120/140 (El Portal Road) Junction. Yosemite Valley remains accessible via Highway 140 (El Portal Road) coming from Merced/ Mariposa and via Highway 41(Wawona Rd.) coming from Fresno/ Oakhurst. The Tioga Road remains closed. Foresta Road, between Foresta and El Portal, is not accessible. Yosemite National Park remains open. With a winter storm currently in the park, chain restrictions are in place on some park roads . For 24 hour road and weather information, please call (209)372-0200. The Big Oak Flat Road will remain closed indefinitely."

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