If you’re driving to Yosemite Valley this weekend, choose your route carefully. The popular entrance from Mariposa along State Route 140, which becomes El Portal Road, is shut because of a slide Monday that sent 4,000 tons of rock raining down a ledge and onto the road, a park news release said.
The slide occurred about a mile east of the park entrance, burying the road under 15 feet to 20 feet of rock debris, blocking the 45-mile route into the park’s valley.
The road has no estimated reopening date; the closure is expected to last at least through the weekend.
Visitors can use State Route 41/Wawona Road from Oakhurst to the Valley (50...