Yosemite reopens

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2013 file photo taken by Tammy Webber, a scenic view on her way to Glacier Point trail in the Yosemite National Park, Calif. is seen. The National Park Service announced late Wednesday night Oct. 16, 2013 that major highways and roads leading into and through the park are immediately open to vehicles. (AP Photo/Tammy Webber)

In this Oct. 2, file photo taken by Tammy Webber, a scenic view on her way to Glacier Point trail in the Yosemite National Park, Calif. is seen. The National Park Service announced late Wednesday night Oct. 16, 2013 that major highways and roads leading into and through the park are immediately open to vehicles.

Its visitor centers and campgrounds will open Thursday, when guided tours will also be available.

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