Yosemite officials say heavy rains in an area burned last summer brought mud and water across the highway. Three cars were trapped in the mud, but no one was injured.
El Portal Road (Hwy 140) is still closed due to debris flows but will be reassessed for opening throughout the day. pic.twitter.com/yApgW0Likr— Yosemite National Pk (@YosemiteNPS) July 22, 2015
Crews are still trying to get the road cleared. Drivers are being asked to use Highway 41 as an alternate route.
For the latest road conditions in the area, call (209) 372-0200.
RAW VIDEO: Highway 140 mudslide
El Portal Rd (Hwy 140) closed overnight due to debris flows. Access to Yosemite Valley is still possible via Big Oak Flat and Wawona Roads.— Yosemite National Pk (@YosemiteNPS) July 22, 2015