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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 01:31 p.m. PDT


Hwy 140 River Canyon Closure

TRAFFIC ADVISORY                                    FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE                       STATE ROUTE 140 FROM BUG HOSTEL TO CEDAR LODGE
MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in to Yosemite National Park due to protect public safety in the Ferguson Fire burn due to a storm event that that is likely to impact the roadway.
The National Weather Service is forecasting 1-3” of rain in a one hour period sometime between 1pm and 4pm today. The closure will be from Cedar Lodge to Bug Hostel/Bear Creek Bridge.
Another storm event is expected between 7pm and 9pm tonight that will involve 11/2”-3” of rain in one hour and crews will again preemptively close the roadway. 
After the storm events have passed, Caltrans crews will clear any debris and inspect the road before reopening to traffic. It is expected that these will be short duration closures depending on the extent of any damage and repairs needed. 



Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Hwy N
Mariposa, CA 95338

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