HWY 41 near Yosemite opened following sulfur spill, fires

A "Road Closed" sign thwarted tourists trying to take 41 to enjoy a day of free entrance at the park. Depite signs along the highway as far back as Madera, many tourists drove right past the detour at Oakhurst. (ABC30)

April 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Wearing full body protection and gas masks, Caltrans cleanup crews worked all day to erase the hazardous spill blocking traffic on Highway 41, just outside of the entrance to Yosemite National Park. The job is grueling manual labor, scooping dirt onto a sulfur spill covering almost a mile-long stretch of highway.