The Merced River washed out a 150-foot section of Highway 140 at El Portal, west of Yosemite Park, in a photo from Jan. 19, 1997.
The Merced River washed out a 150-foot section of Highway 140 at El Portal, west of Yosemite Park, in a photo from Jan. 19, 1997. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file
The Merced River washed out a 150-foot section of Highway 140 at El Portal, west of Yosemite Park, in a photo from Jan. 19, 1997. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file

Winter storm watch: Water released from Friant Dam; Yosemite closure a possibility

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