Yosemite National Park closing roads due to possible flooding

Posted at 5:46 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 20:46:05-05

Yosemite National Park closed all highways in and out of the park at 5 p.m. on Thursday, KFSN in Fresno reported.

The National Weather Service is predicting two to four inches of rain through Friday.

The following road closures are in effect:

  • HWY 140 from El Portal to Yosemite Valley will be closed at Park Line in El Portal.
  • Wawona Road (HWY 41 North) from Wawona to Yosemite Valley will be closed at Chinquapin (access to Yosemite West provided.
  • Northside drive exiting Yosemite Valley will be closed at Yosemite Valley Lodge for outbound traffic
  • Big Oak Flat Road/HWY 120 will be closed at the Foresta junction, no entrance to Yosemite Valley from highway 120.

Park officials will reevaluate the roads for re-opening on Friday, officials told KFSN.