Road Reports June 14, 2020

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

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare. Elk and deer are wandering around at dusk. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit and mildly injured on Main street recently.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Watch for trees and rocks down, wind and rain on Saturday (June 13).
Update June 12: closures of the South Road are moving up ahead of the opening of Lick Creek – access to Yellow Pine during closure hours will only be via Johnson Creek. With the delay of the opening of Lick Creek Road, the contractor needs to start work that requires closures in order to keep his crews working. Hard closure will begin on Tuesday, June 16; 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends. First closure is at mile post 7 just south of Poverty Overlook. Information on our webpage will be updated. The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week.
South Fork Road Project page (link)
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Monday (June 8) report the EFSF road is in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Open, watch for trees down, wind and rain on Saturday (June 13)
Reports that locals have had to cut downed trees out of the road this week multiple times.
Wednesday (June 10) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports no problems coming in today. There is no longer a warning by the big pot hole – removed or run over?
Report Saturday (June 6) there is a big hole in the road, but it is well marked (no location given.)
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Sort of open but not advisable – some snow drifts across the road. Travel at your own risk.
Update June 12: Folks made it over the top with 4x4s Friday.
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photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: May still be Closed to wheeled vehicles. No current report. Usually the snow melts late on the shady side.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
June 12 update: Yesterday, OK Gravel completed grading the Stibnite road and North American Dust Control will be spraying it June 23rd, 24th and 25th.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Might be open or close to opening, no current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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