Tentatively beginning April 15 through about May 10 significant weekday, daytime closures will go into effect between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest Museum. Similar road construction will be taking place along the Mineral King Road. Current estimate is for work to begin in late April and take about 8 weeks to complete. Road closures with scheduled pass throughs for residents will be in effect until the Memorial Day weekend, when access typically reopens for the season to public vehicles. After the Memorial Day weekend, delays should only be about 30 minutes through project completion. Click on the title above for details.

SEKI is planning to close the Generals Hwy at Hospital Rock Friday evening, 3/1. If the forecast is accurate, it is likely to remain closed through the weekend, especially given how low the snowline may be. Meanwhile, plans are in place to remove hazard trees and repair storm damaged roads, including General Highway and the Mineral King Road. For details, click on the title above!

The Three Rivers Fire Safe Council just got confirmation that nine AmeriCorps volunteers will be arriving in Three Rivers on April 12, ready to start working with homeowners on April 13. They will be here working until April 24. If you are in need of mud and debris cleanup, clearing of downed trees, filling in entry/access roads to your home, and etc., contact the Fire Safe Council ASAP.

The Three Rivers Fire Safe Council is working with state and county agencies as well as non-profit disaster response organizations to bring assistance to residents in Three Rivers. Eddie Valero has been a huge help in this effort. If you have sustained damage to your home and/or property email the Fire Safe Council at 3riversfsc@gmail.com.

Roads and facilities in the parks have been badly damaged by the recent major winter storms, beginning with a weather event in early January and followed by a succession of weather events in March. Park officials stress that there are still many unknowns that are likely to change these dates, and plan to issue regular updates to their projections.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in partnership with Tulare County and Caltrans, is hosting a public meeting on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers, CA. Agencies will provide an overview of damage and impacts from the recent storm systems, with an opportunity for participants to ask questions.