Traffic passes Olmsted Point at dusk, moving eastward along the Tioga Pass Road toward Tenaya Lake, in this file photo.

Traffic passes Olmsted Point at dusk, moving eastward along the Tioga Pass Road toward Tenaya Lake, in this file photo.

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Tioga Road has reopened, but another Yosemite National Park road, Glacier Point Road, remained closed Monday afternoon.

Yosemite announced last week that both roads would temporarily close Thursday evening due to coming storms, and that the closures would be reevaluated over the weekend and the roads reopened “as soon as it’s safe.”

Tioga Road is Highway 120’s continuation through the park that stretches over the Sierra Nevada to the Eastern Sierra.

Park officials on Monday warned that motorists on that road should use caution due to icy conditions. Tire chains weren’t being required on Tioga Road, although officials cautioned that there was ice on the roadway between Gaylor Pit and Tioga Pass.

In addition, for both Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road, Yosemite officials said there is “no overnight parking anywhere on the road or adjacent parking lots starting October 15.”

Glacier Point Road begins at Wawona Road (Highway 41 outside Yosemite). Park officials said Glacier Point Road remained closed Monday due to incoming storms and will reopen when conditions allow.

The Wawona Road, which leads from Wawona to Yosemite Valley, remains open, along with other park roads.

The National Weather Service reported a 50% chance of snow showers in Yosemite Valley on Monday, mainly after 4 p.m. A wind advisory was in effect Monday in the nearby central San Joaquin Valley.

Visitors can check Yosemite road conditions by calling 209-372-0200 or visiting nps.gov/yose.

Reservations are no longer needed to enter Yosemite, what changed Oct. 1.

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Carmen Kohlruss is a features and news reporter for The Fresno Bee. Her stories have been recognized with Best of the West, George F. Gruner, and McClatchy President’s awards, and many top awards from the California News Publishers Association. She has a passion for sharing people’s stories to highlight issues and promote greater understanding.
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