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Yosemite Valley, CA– After a temporary closure, the Hetch Hetchy Road in Yosemite National Park reopened today.

The Hetch Hetchy Road was temporarily closed on Wednesday due to a high wind warning in the Yosemite area.

Several trees fell along the roadway during the event, causing blocked access to the Hetch Hetchy Dam and the Hetch Hetchy area. Forestry crews were able to access the area this morning and clear the roadway of any remaining debris.

Tioga Pass also previously closed due to the high wind, remains closed at this time. The area experienced gusts of wind up to 75 miles per hour, causing dozens of trees to uproot and fall across the roadway. Forestry crews continue to work in the area to remove debris from the road.

Work on the roadway and fallen trees will continue throughout the weekend.