The doors to California’s popular Yosemite National Park were closed for 3 weeks, since the end of February. After a halt of services for a long time, the park is opened to tourists finally, but only partially! The weather conditions took a turn leading to storms and a massive accumulation of snow inside the park. Now that things are coming to control presently, the park is open after 3 weeks. Read on to all about it!
Yosemite National Park Reopened This Saturday
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the park had to shut down and stop access to the public on 25 February. All sorts of services were stopped since then. After about 3 weeks, the doors reopened on 18 March, Saturday. Though this famous destination is open to exploring, all the services are not available at the moment. Only some limited services are available inside Yosemite National Park, as shared by some officials. In fact, not all the roads inside are functional at the moment.
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Why Was The Place Closed For Such A Long Time?
Yosemite National Park witnessed a bad storm and the weather conditions were extremely severe. A series of storms affected the place leading to extreme damages and massive heaps of snow all around. There were heaps of snow that are larger than a one-story house. Such a devastating situation! Several areas inside the park saw heaps of snow with a depth of about 40 inches.
The after-effects of the storms were disastrous, leading to broken roads and damages all around. The park saw so many rockslides that head to the closure of many roads, both small and big roadways. The park has worked already to clean all this debris from the main roads and provide access to all the public coming here.
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Yosemite National Park reopened on 18 March and the doors were opened only from sunrise to sunset during the weekend. The timing to get access inside Yosemite valley is changing from Monday. The valley is staying open at any point of the day, 24 hours from Monday.
Now that it is partially open, you can visit here!
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