Tioga Road to reopen today

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - Tioga Road, the trans-Sierra highway through Yosemite National Park, will be open at 10 a.m. today, the National Park Service announced.

The road closes with the first snow in fall and usually reopens around Memorial Day after crews clear the snow.

No services will be available through the holiday. The campgrounds and the visitor center at Tuolumne Meadows will remain closed for the next several weeks.

There will be road-side pit toilets. Visitors are urged to take extra safety precautions, especially along the Merced River.