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Yosemite eastern entrance remains closed

Staff Reports

Snow removal crews work near a still-frozen Tenaya Lake at Yosemite National Park.

While Tioga Pass road is expected to open for the summer on Monday, the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park will remain closed.

Crews continue to work opening the road, but the Olmsted Point avalanche zone is still active, park officials said on Thursday.

There is no estimated opening date, and the road is closed to all forms of traffic from South Fork Bridge to Tioga Pass.

The California Department of Transportation will reopen the state's portion of the road 2 p.m. Monday.

Crews have cleared the snow, removed loose rocks, and completed road repairs from the record-breaking snowfall this past winter.

To check the status of Tioga Road go to http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm.

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