Friday, 23 June 2017

 

Update: El Portal Road (Hwy 140) is open; work finished earlier than expected. Please use caution; the damaged section of road is unpaved/gravel. Watch for debris on the road. Do not stop in the signed rockfall area (first two miles east of the park boundary). Thanks again to all the many employees who worked long and hard to get the road open safely and quickly.


Road reopens following significant rockfall

The El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite Valley is scheduled to reopen to all traffic on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. The first two miles of the El Portal Road from the park boundary is signed as a no-stopping zone. 

Visitors driving through the damaged section of the road should follow all road signs and drive with caution. The damaged section of road has been repaired with gravel and there may be dirt and debris in the roadway.

The El Portal Road has been closed due to a significant rockfall since Monday, June 12. Park road crews have been working to clear rock and debris and have been assessing the condition of the roadway. 

YARTS service will resume its normal schedule on Sunday, June 18. Visit www.yarts.com for more information.

*For current road conditions in the park, call (209) 372-0200 (press 1 then 1).

yosemite rockslide june 15 2017Photo from June 15, 2017
yosemite rockslide june 13 2017
Photo from June 13, 2017

Source: NPS

Photos Credit: NPS

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