November 1, 2016 – The El Portal Road (Hwy 140) is closed within Yosemite National Park due to a rockfall yesterday afternoon. The closure is in place from the park line to the Cascades picnic area. Several large boulders on the road prohibit vehicular traffic.

This closure was expected to last at least through the evening as park crews work to blast and removed the boulders. It is unknown if and when the road will reopen today, Tuesday November 1, 2016.  A park geologist was on scene, accessing the release point and checking the stability of the slope above the rockfall.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200