Road Report Dec 1, 2019

Watch for a bad icy spot about halfway down the South Fork road, there has been 2 wrecks and several near misses.
Don’t let this happen to you!

photo courtesy Nancy Bellman – November 10th

Please share road reports. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several inches of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Snowed less than 1/4″ this morning in YP and more to come. Winter Weather Advisory until Monday. Local streets have a light dusting of snow. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Wednesday (Nov 27) mail truck driver (Ray) reports an inch of new snow at Big Creek summit. (Probably more snow by Sunday morning.)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: No current report – watch for ice flow about halfway out.
Tuesday (Nov 19) lots of small rocks on the road this morning- east Fork and South Fork all can be negotiated so far.
Wed (Nov 13) A report that a truck and trailer slid off at the icy spot and was pulled out.
Tuesday (Nov 12) “South Fork is bare except for BAD ICE FLOW with deep rut about milepost 14. There will be black ice from Warm Lake road to milepost 7 at night and early morning.” – LI
Monday (Nov 11) report that a low clearance car might have trouble with that deep icy rut, about halfway out the South Fork road.
Sunday (Nov 10) a truck slid off the road into the river near MP 15, slow down and watch for ice.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Tuesday (Nov 19) Watch for rocks in the road, so far they are small and easy to get around, otherwise the road is still in good shape. Probably a light dusting of snow Dec 1st.

Johnson Creek Road: Still open as of Nov 27th but travel at your own risk. Snowing Sunday morning.
Wednesday (Nov 27) mail truck driver (Ray) said there about an inch of new snow at Landmark.
Reports that the road has pot holes between YP and the dump.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Open? No current report. Probably some snow up high. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Travel at your own risk. Probably more snow by Dec 1st.
Last report Saturday (Oct 26) going in with high clearance 4×4 required chains over the top, “was not easy”.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Report from Stibnite Oct 29th: Following the end of the year grading, we’ve had a little rain & snow creating some muddy conditions. The temperatures are getting low enough to create a predominantly hard frozen running surface with patches of snow/ice in the shadows. Overall, the road is in pretty good conditions with the odd pothole here and there but should be traveled with caution.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Probably closed by now at the summit? No current report on road conditions. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Probably snowed closed by now. No current report. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Open? No current report. Probably snow up high. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.