Due to unexpected Caltrans road work on Highway 180, the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park will close for the season on Monday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., three weeks earlier than planned.
Crews will be taking advantage of low water flows to shore up the embankments along the highway. The Highway 180 closure will be just east of Hume Lake Road, about nine miles past Grant Grove.
The park is working to make contact with hikers, campers, and other visitors currently in the area, as well as alerting those who were planning to visit after Monday. For park information and trip-planning, go online to www.nps.gov/seki or call the main park line, (559) 565-3341.
For Sequoia National Forest information, log onto www.fs.usda.gov/main/sequoia or call (559) 338-2251.
For more information about the Highway 180 closure and project, contact Sam Yniguez, Caltrans-District 6 information officer, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (559) 444-2518 or go online to http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.