Our deepest sympathies go out this morning to the family of Royal Robbins.
Currently, the only outside access to Yosemite Valley is via Highway 140.
The Big Oak Flat Road and El Portal Road have reopened to traffic into Yosemite Valley but we’re not out of the woods yet. Snow and heavy rains are expected to continue into this weekend with a flood warning in effect until Saturday.
Rock fall has temporarily closed the Big Oak Flat Road into and out of the park.
More rain is expected tonight but with any luck Yosemite Valley is set to reopen tomorrow at 8AM.
All roads leading into Yosemite Valley will close today at 5:00 pm in anticipation of a significant winter storm moving into the region early tomorrow morning, Saturday, January 7, 2017.
A rockslide has closed the El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite Valley.
Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher announced he is retiring following employee complaints that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct.