Roads leading into Yosemite set to open after recent storms

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- UPDATE: Yosemite National Park officials say several roads leading into the park are reopening at 12 p.m. Wednesday.

They include:

-El Portal Road (Highway 140)
-Wawona Road (Highway 41)
-Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 from the west)

Park officials say tire chains are required.

Places that a still closed include:

-Badger Pass Road and Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area
-All campgrounds
-Mariposa and Merced Groves of Giant Sequoias

Several Central California mountain roads and highways are being affected by the recent snowstorm.

According to Caltrans, the SR-120 entrance into Yosemite is closed as well as the SR-140 entrance in Mariposa County. There is no estimated time of reopening.

It is reporting that due to dangerous driving conditions Eastbound SR-168 is closed at Huntington Lake Road. There is no estimated time of reopening.

In Madera County, chain control is in effect on SR-41 just south of Coarsegold.

The National Weather Service is also reporting that the California Highway Patrol has started pacing traffic through the Grapevine due to slick and icy road conditions.

The recent storms have dumped a ton of snow on low elevation communities in the mountains. Fish Camp's 48-hour snow total is 3.5 feet.

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