Temporary Road Closure Yosemite
Rim Fire Staging in Downtown Tuolumne
Yosemite, CA -- A Portion of Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will be temporarily closed to support firefighting efforts in the Park. The section is from Crane Flat to White Wolf. Park Officials say starting tomorrow at noon that stretch will be closed to all traffic except fire response vehicles. Also,they that closure will run through Labor Day Weekend.
"The work that will be performed over the next few days is instrumental in suppressing the Rim Fire within Yosemite. The safety of the firefighters working along the road is our paramount concern," stated park Superintendent Don Neubacher.
Park Officials say Tamarack Flat and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds, both located along the Tioga Road within the closure, will remain closed during the fire suppression efforts. White Wolf Campground and White Wolf Lodge will remain closed.
The Tioga Road will remain open east of White Wolf to the Tioga Pass Entrance. The Porcupine Flat Campground, the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, and all visitor services within Tuolumne Meadows will remain open.
Highway 41, from the southern portion of the park, and Highway 140, from the western portion of the park, will remain open. Both of these roads provide access to Yosemite Valley.
The park will issue an update as conditions allow for the reopening of the roads and facilities.
Written by Tracey Petersen