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Another early opening for Tioga Road, Yosemite's major east-west route
Another early opening for Tioga Road, Yosemite's major east-west route

Tioga Road, the east-west roadway in Yosemite National Park that allows visitors to cross the Sierra, opens for the season Monday. It's among the earliest opening dates for the road that closes in winter because of snow and ice -- two things in short supply this year. The road, a.k.a. California Highway 120, was scheduled to open at 8 a.m., according to a park announcement. But that doesn't mean driving the route from Yosemite's west and south entrances to Tuolumne Meadows and the park's backcountry will be a snap. Road work between Crane Flat and White Wolf campgrounds in the western part of the park are expected to delay drivers. Last year Tioga Road opened May 2,...

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