Tioga pass remains closed

NPSOctober 10, 2013 

The Tioga Pass road from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass remains closed because of compact snow and ice. National Parks Service work crews will reassess the road and reopen as soon as possible when conditions are safe for drivers.

Be on the look out for wildlife along and near park roads. In October and November, acorns and other natural foods draw bears and other wildlife to roadsides. Recently, a sow and her two cubs were foraging near the Wawona Road and deer are also spending time within a few feet of roadways.

Traffic updates - expect delays in the Wawona Tunnel as work crews complete safety improvements. Starting this Sunday, Oct. 13, through traffic should expect 30-minute delays between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., 2-hour traffic delays between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and 15-minute delays between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The delays will include single lane traffic control with pilot car operations escorting traffic through the construction zone. Also - at the South Entrance - Yosemite through-travelers should expect intermittent delays of up to 15 minutes with either a flagger and/or pilot car. Please drive slowly through all construction areas.

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