The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood Warning for central Mariposa County and southwestern Tuolumne County until late Thursday afternoon.
Because of the storm, Caltrans closed State Route 140 heading to Yosemite National Park, where a mudslide has already been reported. Officials fear there will be a lot of debris and flash flooding in the burn zone areas of the Mendocino Comples and Donnell Fire burn areas, which were ravaged in July.
The closure is from Bear Creek Bridge/Bug Hostel to Forest Road. Caltrans expects to reopen the road by 10 p.m.
Update: Estimated time to reopen is midnight. https://t.co/FMJTnatoSi— Caltrans District10 (@CaltransDist10) October 4, 2018
The National Weather Service is forecasting one to three inches of rain in a one-hour period sometime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday. Another storm event is expected between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
#TrafficAlert Mariposa County Storm Event To Close SR-140— Caltrans District10 (@CaltransDist10) October 3, 2018
Caltrans to close SR-140 to protect safety sometime between 2pm and 4pm and 7pm-9pm from the Bear Creek Bridge to Cedar Lodge. Road will be reopened as conditions permit. Check https://t.co/TQuBFdM5Dh for road info. pic.twitter.com/mg0IZsYadE