Yosemite Mountain Pass Will Be Closing Road Ahead Of Snowstorm

New weather reports for Thanksgiving week have shown that snowfall near Yosemite will lead to several road closures and road advisories.

By NathanG on November 19, 2018
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With reports of snow coming this week, two roads leading into Yosemite National Park will be closing ahead of the storm.

According to ABC 10, vehicular traffic will blocked starting Tuesday evening. The coming snow storms are expected to dump at least a foot of snow in the mountains. A spokesperson for the park, Jamie Richards, announced that Monday Tioga Road, the eastern entry to the park, will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Additionally, Glacier Point Road, which offers soaring views of Yosemite Valley, will be closed as well.

According to Richards, the roads will be closed through at least Thanksgiving weekend. She stated that officials will reopen the roads as weather and road conditions permit. Richards advised that visitors to the park are required to carry tire chains while driving during the winter months.

For the Lake Tahoe area, rain and snow are expected throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service is reportedly predicting rough road conditions for the area on Wednesday. Reports say that snow through Thanksgiving morning could range from 6-12 inches for areas above 8,000 feet and four inches at Lake Tahoe level.

Be sure to stay safe during holiday travels!

To read more about the forecasts, click here.

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