The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will close at 7 p.m. this evening,Tuesday, Jan.17, park officials said.
â€¨“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.
â€¨“This possible precipitation, coupled with cold temperatures, will result in hazardous driving conditions on the road.”
â€¨Cobb said the Glacier Point Road will remain open through at least Tuesday evening, she said.
â€¨“The park will assess the road and weather conditions tomorrow, and there is a possibility the road may close due to hazardous driving conditions.
â€¨If conditions change that precipitate the reopening of the Tioga Road, the park will issue a subsequent news release, Cobb said.