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Tioga Rd to be closed Wed Aug 28 at noon

Postby tim » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:00 pm

The Rim Fire is closing in on the Tioga Rd in the vicinity of Hetch Hetchy: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3660/
NPS will close the road east of Crane Flat as far as Yosemite Creek, Wednesday at noon: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/rimfire.htm

So if you are going to the east side for the holiday weekend, you will need to take Hwy 108, which also has the possibility of being affected by the fire (though there are considerable effects to prevent the fire from spreading towards that road because of the homes in the area).



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Road Closures due to Rim Fire

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:09 pm

The Big Oak Flat Road (the continuation of Highway 120 inside Yosemite) and Highway
120 west of Yosemite are closed between J132 near Buck Meadows (outside the park) to
Crane Flat (inside the park). Beginning at noon on Wednesday, August 28, the only
access to Yosemite Valley is via Highway 140 from Merced or Highway 41 from Fresno.

Beginning at noon on Wednesday, August 28, the Tioga Road (Highway 120 through
the park) is closed from Crane Flat to Yosemite Creek. The only access to the Tuolumne
Meadows area is via Highway 120 from near Lee Vining.

Hetch Hetchy Road and Evergreen Road are closed.
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Re: Road Closures due to Rim Fire

Postby tim » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:16 pm

Hwy 120 outside the park reopened today (Fri 6) providing access to the Valley. But Tioga Road remains closed above Crane Flat so no access to Tuolumne Meadows yet.
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/3660/21330/
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