2014-04-24 / Front Page

Weather shuts higher-elevation roads

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10 a.m. - With up to a foot of snow expected above 6,000 feet by Saturday, Yosemite National Park officials have closed higher-elevation roads to the public at least until Sunday, April 27.

"Lingering showers" may affect the Mariposa Air Fair on Saturday morning, a National Weather Service forecast released today suggested. 

While Yosemite's Tioga Road had not yet opened to vehicle traffic, the Park was allowing bicyclists to enjoy the route. The storm has put that activity on hold for now, however.

Glacier Point Road had opened to vehicle traffic earlier this month. It will remain closed until officials reassess conditions on Sunday.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible on Friday afternoon, today's forecast also said.

Yosemite's Badger Pass ski area closed in March, but had re-acquired a thin mantle of white on Friday, April 25.  DNC | CONTRIBUTEDYosemite's Badger Pass ski area closed in March, but had re-acquired a thin mantle of white on Friday, April 25. DNC | CONTRIBUTED

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