Rockfall Shutdown Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel

August 27, 2009 9:06:01 AM PDT
The historic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite will remain closed the rest of the week after a series of rockslides.Three slides occurred at the Royal Arches formation. That's on the north side of Yosemite Valley ... Not far from the Ahwahnee Hotel.

No one was hurt, but all 300 guests of the hotel have been forced out ... while geologists check the stability of the building, and determine if more slides are possible.

Park officials said some cars received minor damage, and dust clouds created by the rock fall affected visibility in some parts of Yosemite Valley. The hotel will remain closed at least until noon on Friday.

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