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Tioga and Glacier Point roads close for season

December 1, 2018

The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the winter season. There have been several storm systems that have moved through the park over the past two weeks.


The Tioga Road is a seasonal road that closes each season, based on weather and road conditions. The road is closed from Crane Flat junction to park line at Tioga Pass, 5 miles west of Lee Vining and U.S. 395.


The Glacier Point Road is also closed for the season, from the Yosemite Ski and Snow Board Area to Glacier Point. This section of road closes each season, based on weather and road conditions.
A series of winter storms which began Wednesday is expected to pass through the Yosemite Area through the weekend. Snow and rain are expected throughout the park. Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions and possible delays.


Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park. Highway 120 West, Highway 140, and Highway 41 remain open year-round and provide access to Yosemite Valley. The Hetch Hetchy Road is open for day use throughout the winter months.


All roads within the park are subject to chain control or temporary closures due to hazardous driving conditions. All motorists are required to carry tire chains, even if their cars are equipped with four-wheel drive, while driving in the park during the winter months. Chain control may go into effect at any time.


For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, call 209-372-0200.

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