Yosemite National Park remains closed amid heavy snowfall in California. The park was originally scheduled to reopen on Wednesday.
According to a Facebook post from the park, the snow has reached 15 feet on some Yosemite highlands. Park employees are working to clear the way for visitors, but there is no date when the park will reopen after being closed on Saturday.
The snowfall is so heavy that Yosemite Valley, one of the lowest elevations in the park, has broken snowfall records. His daily snow depth record on February 28 was set at 36 inches in Yosemite Valley in 1969. Tuesday broke that record at 40 inches.
“In all the years I’ve been here, this is the most snow I’ve seen at one time. It’s the most we’ve ever seen,” said the 27-year veteran Park. Ranger and Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman told the Los Angeles Times.
For residents near Yosemite National Park, life is far from a winter wonderland. Hundreds to thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers were still without power on Thursday in Tuolumne County, which includes parts of Yosemite.
PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles told local newspaper Union-Democrat: “We hope to see a successful restoration today and tomorrow as the weather improves.
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