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Tioga Road to close tonight (Tuesday)

January 17, 2012

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will close at 7 p.m. this evening,Tuesday, Jan.17, park officials said.
 

“A series of wet weather systems, with the possibility of heavy snow at the higher elevations, are predicated over the next several days,” said Kari Cobb, Yosemite spokesperson.
 

“This possible precipitation, coupled with cold temperatures, will result in hazardous driving conditions on the road.”
 

Cobb said the Glacier Point Road will remain open through at least Tuesday evening, she said.
 

“The park will assess the road and weather conditions tomorrow, and there is a possibility the road may close due to hazardous driving conditions.
 

If conditions change that precipitate the reopening of the Tioga Road, the park will issue a subsequent news release, Cobb said. 

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