Yosemite Valley, CA– Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park will reopen today at 3:00 pm.
The Tioga Road had been temporarily closed due to high winds in the Yosemite area.
Winds up to 75 miles per hour were experienced at the higher elevations of the park, including portions of the Tioga Road. Wind in the area knocked over numerous trees and covered Tioga Pass with debris. Road crews and forestry crews worked throughout the weekend to clear the roadway for travel. No injuries were sustained and minimal structure damage was reported due to the wind.
Park officials say all roads within the Yosemite are subject to temporary closures or chain control due to hazardous driving conditions. It is strongly recommended that all motorists carry tire chains while driving in the park during the fall and winter months.