Yosemite Valley

Rockslide in Yosemite National Park Closes Highway 140

Rocks and boulders crashed down in Yosemite National Park on Thursday morning, injuring no one, but closing a portion of the road indefinitely.

The rocks fell about 5:45 a.m. above the El Portal Road, or Highway 140, according to Yosemite National Park.

Crews closed the road from the park boundary in El Portal to the junction of El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road (Highways 140/120).

Park officials said Friday the work to clear the road could take several days, with "no anticipated day or time for the road to reopen."

Yosemite representatives said the rockfall occurred below the Arch Rock Entrance Station in the area of the Dog Rock Fire, which also had a similar situation occur in October 2014.

The Wawona Road (Highway 41) and the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 west) remain open with chain restrictions. All roads within Yosemite Valley remain open with chain restrictions as well..

For the most current road conditions, please call 209-372-0200. Press option “1” and then “1” again.

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