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Highway 140 the only way into Yosemite Valley, officials say

This hole on Highway 41 shortly south of Yosemite National Park’s southern gate forced closure of the roadway until it is fixed, possibly by mid March. Park officials say the only way into the park is on Highway 140 at this time.
This hole on Highway 41 shortly south of Yosemite National Park’s southern gate forced closure of the roadway until it is fixed, possibly by mid March. Park officials say the only way into the park is on Highway 140 at this time. Submitted photo

Vehicular access to Yosemite Valley is restricted to Highway 140 (El Portal Road) due to road damage in and around Yosemite National Park. Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) is closed within the park between Crane Flat and Foresta due to storm damage. Highway 41 just south of the park entrance in Fish Camp is closed, also due to recent storm damage.

Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) is currently unsafe for vehicular traffic due to recent damage caused by winter storms. The road is closed 24 hours per day and there is no access to Yosemite Valley. This road closure is anticipated to last several days, as road crews assess and repair the road.

Wawona Road (Highway 41) is currently open within Yosemite National Park. However, visitors traveling to the park from the south will not be able to access Yosemite National Park due to road damage on the highway in Fish Camp, just south of the park’s entrance. Caltrans is working on road repairs. Please check with Caltrans for current road conditions at www.dot.ca.gov/.

Highway 140 (El Portal Road) remains open and clear for all vehicular traffic and is the only access to Yosemite Valley. Visitors traveling on this road are urged to drive slowly and be aware of rocks and debris on the road.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200 and press 1.

NPS

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