Tioga pass closed starting Oct. 8

There is a winter weather advisory for the Sierra Mountains above 6,000 feet. Forecasters predict snow accumulations between 2-5 inches and wind gusts up to 50 mph between late Tuesday and Thursday morning. The bulk of the precipitation will occur Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening in Yosemite National Park.

In anticipation of compact snow and ice on the road, which will create treacherous driving conditions, Crane Flat to Tioga Pass will be closed starting on, Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. National Park Service work crews will reassess the road conditions after the storm and reopen as soon as possible when conditions are safe for drivers. Warmer and drier conditions are predicted for Friday and Saturday.