The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have temporarily closed State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County due to a large rockslide that made the roadway impassable on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Caltrans has initiated an Emergency Director’s Order to safely clear the slide, stabilize the slope, and make necessary road repairs. Route 140 will remain closed until the slope can be stabilized enough to safely allow traffic to pass through the area. Route 140 currently is closed from the Bug Hostel to Cedar Lodge between Midpines and El Portal, and is expected to remain closed for approximately 1-2 weeks, subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment, and/or materials and construction related issues. Motorists can access Yosemite National Park on State Route 120 West or Route 41 South. Heavy precipitation from a series of winter storms in the region destabilized the slope and caused the slide.
hwy 140 - closure - 1.16.23
hwy 140 rock slide - 1.15.23
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