From AP:

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) Yosemite National Park is back open with limited services after being closed for three days when a powerful storm left roads blocked and power lines down.

The park still has no electricity, but officials say the three main roads leading into Yosemite have been cleared of snow and fallen trees. The entrances on Highways 120, 140 and 41 will be open until dark on Thursday.

Meanwhile, utility crews are working on replacing a power transmission pole that was knocked out by a rock slide. Park buildings have been operating on emergency generators.

Officials say the park will fully reopen to the public on Friday. That’s when a winter storm warning expires and full food service is planned to resume. All campgrounds, though, will remain closed until mid-Monday.

Yosemite Back Open 24 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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