Sections of California State Route 120 were closed on Thursday, May 18, as groups of boulders obstructed the roadway to Yosemite National Park following weather-related damage, park officials said.
According to a Yosemite National Park statement on Twitter, the road will be closed between Big Oak Flat and Merced Grove until at least mid-June and potentially until July.
While the road is closed predominantly due to a fissure in the road’s surface, footage from Caltrans District 9 shows boulders from rockslides scattered across the highway and snow being cleared from the route.
According to Yosemite officials, the park can still be accessed via a series of diverted routes. Credit: Caltrans District 9 via Storyful