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Friday, September 6, 2013

YNP News: Rim Fire Announcement - Highway SR-120 Reopens Today Into Yosemite #CaFire

STATE ROUTE 120 FROM GROVELAND TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK WILL REOPEN
Road opens at Noon on Friday September 6

Highway SR-120 Opening Today at 12pm

USFS NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
State Route 120 (SR-120) from Groveland CA into Yosemite National Park will reopen to all vehicular traffic at noon Friday September 6 2013.

Visitors will have full access to Yosemite Valley via SR-120. However due to continued fire activity in the area stopping along the roadway is strictly prohibited. The public is advised to use extreme caution as firefighting activities continue in this area.

Cherry Lake Road Evergreen Road Old Yosemite Road Harden Flat and all other secondary roads and trailheads off of SR-120 remain closed.

SR-120 (Tioga Road) remains closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf within Yosemite National Park. Park visitors can access the Tuolumne Meadows area from SR-395 via the parks east entrance at Tioga Pass.

For updated road conditions and information visit Caltrans’ website: www.dot.ca.gov/ or call Caltrans District 10 Public Affairs Office at (209) 948-7977.-
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