YOSEMITE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Yosemite National Park announced Thursday that the park will be closing due to a forecast major winter storm.

Park officials say the park will remain closed at least through Sunday, March 3 at noon, or possibly later depending on conditions.

Visitors currently in the park are being told to leave as soon as possible, and no later than noon on Friday, March 1.

Officials say the National Weather Service is forecasting several feet of snow throughout the park. Badger Pass may receive over seven feet of snow with very high winds.