El Portal Road into Yosemite National Park reopened Saturday night after closing days earlier because of a rockslide.
The rockslide came from the Parkline Slab cliff, the National Park Service reported. About 4,000 tons of debris rolled down to El Portal Road, a continuation of Highway 140.
Even at midday Saturday, the Park Service was cautious in its forecasts for when the road would be cleared, initially tweeting it would open at 6 a.m. Sunday, “conditions permitting.”
But shortly after 7 p.m. came the good news.