The long-anticipated opening of Tioga Road, which traverses Yosemite National Park, will occur Saturday at 8 a.m., according to park superintendent Don Neubacher.
However, there remains several feet of snow in the Tuolumne Meadows area. Hiking opportunities are limited and visitors are urged to use extreme caution. Additionally, ice is prevalent and stream crossings are treacherous.
Campgrounds along the Tioga Road are closed. All commercial services, including the gas station, store, and village grill, also are closed until further notice. There are several no-stopping zones along the road, but vault toilets will be available in several locations.