Yosemite National Park has closed Tioga Pass Road and Glacier Point Road for the winter following weekend snow storms.
The two roads typically are closed each fall and remain shut throughout the winter until warm weather in the spring allows them to be reopened. Park representatives said the recent storms left about 51/2 feet of snow in Tuolumne Meadows, where Tioga Pass Road (Highway 120) passes through on its way eastward toward Mono Lake. Glacier Point Road zooms up from Wawona Road (Highway 41) past Badger Pass ski area.
The park itself remains open, and snow is regularly removed from other roads in the park, but all roads may be subject to chain requirements or temporary closures depending on weather or driving conditions. Park visitors are required to carry tire chains, even if they have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, during the winter months.
Road and weather conditions at Yosemite are available by calling (209) 372-0200.