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Yosemite Valley Closing Due To Flooding Threat

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Yosemite, CA — Due to the possibility of flooding, visitors will not be able to enter Yosemite Valley beginning at noon today, and the valley itself will be closed to other visitors already in the park at 5pm.

There will be no access via Highway 120, 140 or 41. Other areas of the park will remain open, according to Yosemite officials, as conditions permit. It will depend on the weather when Yosemite Valley will reopen.

YARTS buses will not run to the park on Saturday or Sunday.

Visitor services and campgrounds are expected to remain open in Wawona, Hodgen Meadow, Crane Flat, and El Portal. The Big Trees Lodge, the El Portal Market, and the El Portal gas station are anticipated to remain open during the storm.

Yesterday afternoon it was also announced that reservations for campsites at North Pines Campground and campsites at Lower Pines Campground are cancelled due to anticipated impacts from flooding on Friday and Saturday.


For the latest information from the National Weather Service, click here.

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