Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Close for Season

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Well it’s that time again. Recent snow and rain have turned to ice blanketing the Sierra and that means the closure of the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads.

NPS: Heavy snow and ice from the recent storm have closed the Tioga Road, the Glacier Point Road, and the Mariposa Grove
for the winter season. These roads close every year when heavy snowfall and/ or ice cause impassable road conditions.

The Glacier Point Road from Badger Pass to Glacier Point is closed for the season. The road from Chinquapin to Badger
Pass Ski Area is open for administrative use only at this time. This portion of the road will re-open to the public when the
Badger Pass Ski Area opens for the season.

Motorists are asked to use extra caution on roadways and to watch for snow removal equipment. Conditions in the park
can change very quickly, and icy, wet road conditions may exist even when the weather is clear. All park roads are subject
to chain control or temporary closure due to hazardous winter driving conditions. Motorists must carry tire chains while
traveling in the park during winter months. Chains may become mandatory on any park road at any time. The following
chain control guidelines exist:

“R-1” requires vehicles to have mud and snow tires or tire chains
“R-2” requires vehicles to have 4-wheel drive or tire chains
“R-3” requires all vehicles to use tire chains.

For road and weather conditions, as well as for winter activity information in Yosemite please call (209) 372-0200 or online at http://www.nps.gov/yose. For information on road conditions outside Yosemite National Park, please call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623

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