Yosemite to remain closed till Tuesday at least because of wind damage

Yosemite to remain closed till Tuesday at least because of wind damage

1/22/2021 1:04:00 PM

Yosemite to remain closed till Tuesday at least because of wind damage

Yosemite National Park will remain closed through the weekend after high winds that battered much of California knocked down two giant sequoias.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park will remain closed through the weekend after high winds that battered much of California knocked down two giant sequoias and caused millions of dollars in damage.The park hopes to reopen Tuesday except for areas south of Yosemite Valley, including one entrance, that will remain shut to visitors, the park said Thursday.

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High winds that began Monday, toppling trees and power lines and knocking out electricity to about 300,000 homes and businesses. Utilities also intentionally blacked out tens of thousands of customers to prevent fires erupting from damaged or downed electrical equipment.

The winds eased Tuesday in the northern and central areas and Wednesday in the south.AdvertisementTwo giant sequoiasin the lower grove of Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias were among trees that fell, park spokesman Scott Gediman told the Sacramento Bee. headtopics.com

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