A rockslide early Thursday has closed Highway 140 into Yosemite National Park, the park announced in a news release.
The rockfall occurred at 5:45 a.m. below the Arch Rock Entrance Station in the area of the Dog Rock Fire, which occurred in October, 2014, the news release said.
Highway 140 will remain closed as park crews assess the situation. There is no estimated time for reopening.
There were no injuries associated with the rockfall, the news release said.
Highway 41 and Highway 120 west remain open with chain restrictions. All roads within Yosemite Valley remain open with chain restrictions as well. Visitors must carry chains in their vehicle when entering a chain control area.
Lodging and other facilities are available in El Portal, such as Cedar Lodge and Yosemite View Lodge.
Some employees who work in Yosemite Valley but live outside the park were affected by the rockslide, said Yosemite spokeswoman Ashley Mayer. They were instructed to contact their supervisors for an alternative work location.
Guests staying at the Best Western Yosemite Way Station Motel in Mariposa were mostly unaffected by the rockslide before noon, hotel staff said. But staff expected guests arriving later in the afternoon Thursday would be affected.
Staff at the Mariposa Lodge was unaware of the rockslide and said it hadn’t affected business at all.
For the most current road conditions, call 209-372-0200. Press option “1” and then “1” again to go directly to the road conditions report.