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Destructive Wind Event Brings Heavy Damage to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Hospitality pickup truck bed crushed by tree during Mono winds on January 19, 2021. Photo by Lindsay Stevenson.

After an assessment was done in Yosemite National Park following a destructive wind event, the park says it will likely stay closed through Friday. Photos of the aftermath show plenty of damage to cars, equipment, buildings and infrastructure in the popular national park.

Pickup truck crushed by a tree during Mono winds on January 19, 2021. Photo by Lindsay Stevenson.

“Yosemite National Park will likely remain closed until Friday morning as the park conducts damage assessments, repairs facilities, and clears trees,” park officials said in a statement. “While some facilities have been damaged, no injuries have been reported as a result of the high winds in the park.”

Building and heavy equipment damaged by a tree that fell during Mono winds on January 19, 2021. Photo by Lindsay Stevenson.

High winds were felt throughout Northern California during the rare wind event, with Tahoe ski resorts closed, thousands losing power and 91-mph winds detected in the Bay Area.

Building in Wawona damaged by tree that fell during Mono winds on January 19, 2021. Photo by Lindsay Stevenson.

We will update the next possible opening date as more information is made available.

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