TUOLUMNE COUNTY, CA - Highway 120, a main road in and out of Yosemite National Park, reopens Friday at noon after being closed for more than two weeks because of the Rim Fire.
A stretch of 120 between Buck Meadows east to the entrance of Yosemite was in the path of the huge fire and off-limits since Monday, Aug. 19. Even though authorities will reopen the highway to all vehicular traffic, they urge drivers not to stop along the roadway because of continued fire activity and the presence of firefighting equipment.
Some roads in the area remain closed. They are Cherry Lake Road, Evergreen Road, Old Yosemite Road, Harden Flat and all other secondary roads and trailheads off of 120.
Additionally, 120, also known as Tioga Road near Yosemite, is still closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf.
The Rim Fire has blackened 246,350 acres. Containment is at 80 percent. The U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire still estimate full containment by Sept. 20.