FRESNO (CBS/AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park have reopened a road that was damaged in a rockslide.
Park ranger Scott Gediman says more than 100 dump trucks hauled off rock and debris since the rockslide — the size of a two-story house — came crashing down on Monday.
The 4,000-ton rockslide blocked one of three popular routes into Yosemite, creating a commuting headache for hundreds of park employees and thousands of tourists who were forced to take detours.
“El Portal Road (Hwy 140) is open; work finished earlier than expected. Be cautious, watch for debris, no stopping in signed rockfall area,” the National Park Service said late Saturday on Twitter.
Gediman says a 100-foot stretch of the road will be gravel so motorists will have to slow down and not stop there.
The damaged road and a stone wall destroyed in the rockslide will be repaired later.
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