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Tioga Pass closes due to snow

October 14th, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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On Tuesday October 13, 2009, Tioga Pass closed once again due to snow. The major winter storm that brought over 2 inches of rain to Lee Vining and up to 6 feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain dropped about 2 feet (with 3 inches of water content) of heavy wet snow at Tioga Pass Resort that was reportedly melting quickly on Wednesday.

Tioga Pass Webcam images Wednesday afternoon showed the park had plowed the road at the 9,945′ pass. According to Yosemite National Park officials,

“Tioga Pass Road and Glacier Point Road are closed today due to snow and icy conditions.  The roads will continue to be monitored throughout the day by road crews and is not a season-end closing at this time.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, Tioga (Hwy 120), Sonora (Hwy 108), and Ebbetts (Hwy 4) Passes remained closed due to snow. Click here for current road conditions.

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One Response to “Tioga Pass closes due to snow”

  1. avatar Greg Reis Says:

    10-15-09 9:30 am – We just received word from the Forest Service that Tioga Pass might open soon! So if you are planning on driving the long way around today, you might want to wait a bit.