Yosemite NP Closing 9/17 At 5PM Due To Smoke

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Yosemite NP Closing 9/17 At 5PM Due To Smoke

Post by maverick » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:46 pm

Yosemite NP:
Yosemite National Park to Close Due to Significant Smoke Impacts and Hazardous Air Quality


Yosemite National Park announces that the park will close to all visitors and vehicular access due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. All park entrance stations and roads will close beginning at 5:00 pm tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2020.

With air quality projected to be in the unhealthy to hazardous range over the next several days, the park anticipates the closure to be in effect at least throughout the weekend. The park will continue to assess the smoke impacts, air quality index, and fire activity throughout the region. Yosemite National Park will reopen to visitors when conditions improve, and it is safe for visitors and employees to be in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite National Park's closure is in alignment with the closure of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding national forests.

For detailed information on current air quality and smoke impacts, please visit https://fire.airnow.gov/?lat=37.6725088 ... -119.80573

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose and on the Yosemite National Park Facebook page.


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Re: Yosemite NP Closing 9/17 At 5PM Due To Smoke

Post by c9h13no3 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:53 pm

About time, keeping employees working in that cloud of smoke was inhumane. I don’t think I saw anything on the webcams but smoke for a week straight.
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Re: Yosemite NP Closing 9/17 At 5PM Due To Smoke

Post by sparky » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:21 pm

yes we have been watching like a hawk. We were supposed to leave tomorrow to spend a week in yos, and have re-routed to the needles district of canyonlands.

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Re: Yosemite NP Closing 9/17 At 5PM Due To Smoke

Post by mort » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:57 pm

I noticed the conditions page statement has changed:
Yosemite National Park is closed due to hazardous air quality
Yosemite is closed to all visitors due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. Through traffic is allowed; visitors must remain with their vehicle. The park is closed to recreation.
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
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Yosemite Re-Opening 9/25

Post by maverick » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:13 pm

Yosemite NP:
With improved air quality conditions, Yosemite will reopen on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am. Some visitor services will be available and other visitor services will open incrementally over the weekend.

Campsites in Yosemite Valley will be available for incoming campers beginning on Friday, September 25, 2020.
To book a campsite, please visit www.recreation.gov.

We will continue to confer with local and federal public health experts on air quality, smoke impacts, and resulting impacts on public health.
Learn more: https://www.nps.gov/.../yosemite-nation ... -to-reopen...
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