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Rim Fire: Authorities to Reopen Highway 120 Into Yosemite

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GROVELAND, Calif.–Authorities said they will open the western section of California 120 into Yosemite National Park at noon Friday after closing it more than two weeks ago to fight the Rim fire.

Visitors will have full access to Yosemite Valley from the park’s western entrance from Groveland for the first time since the Rim fire broke out Aug. 17.

Though a 14-mile stretch of the highway is closed within the park – from Crane Flat to White Wolf – the update was met with joy Friday.

Linda Struhm, who works at the front desk of the Hotel Charlotte in Groveland, was ecstatic.

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