Mudslide, storm closes State Route 140 to Yosemite National Park

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.

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.


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