Rockslide closes major highway into Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE (KRON) — A rockslide in Yosemite caused the closure of Highway 140, making it difficult to travel in and out of the national park Thursday morning, according to authorities.

The rockfall happened around 5:45 a.m. above the El Portal Road, or Hwy 140.

Hwy 140 is closed from the park boundary in El Portal to the junction of El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road (Highways 140/120), authorities announced.

The rockfall occurred below the Arch Rock Entrance Station in the area of the Dog Rock Fire.

Lodging and other facilities in El Portal are accessible.Highway 140 Rockfall

No injuries were reported due to the rockfall.

Yosemite National Park Rangers and road crews are currently assessing the situation. There is no estimated time for reopening.

The Wawona Road (Highway 41) and the Big Oak Flat Road (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.

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