Road Reports July 5, 2020

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

Highway 95 Rockslide (ITD Link)
US 95 in both directions: Road closed.
Updated Today at 9:15 AM MDT by ITD
Between Ranny Road (7 miles south of the Riggins area) and Lucile Road (1 mile north of the Riggins area). The road is closed. There’s been a rock fall.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare and starting to get dusty, except where people paid for dust abatement. The dust abatement was applied Monday, June 22rd. 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 in June.
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:
Note: There will be flaggers and delays at Banks on Sunday, July 5th

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
Report last weekend: Lots of campers and out of state plates, lot of people fishing, lots of UTV traffic. -LT
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)
Report from Saturday (June 20) the road is rough in places where they have been working.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (June 24) old report to watch out for rocks in the Bowling Alley area.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (July 1) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is pretty rough.
Report from a visitor last week: “My road report is that the [Johnson Creek] road is approaching the impossible use category. Those winter pot holes and the added washboards almost destroyed my camper trailer” -LT
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th. Reported to be really rough on the McCall side.
Report Monday afternoon (June 24) local traveler met the road grader on Lick Creek, it had pushed the snow drifts and trees off the road. Work has started on the lower end of the McCall side.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Travel at your own risk.
Report Sunday June 28: “Big Creek Road is snow-free over Profile Summit. ” – SA
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Semi-open to the adventurous ATV riders. Travel at your own risk.
Report June 26: “Lots of rocks and trees. One little patch of snow 20 ft long. But otherwise Thunder Mountain is open for 4×4 vehicles … we cut over 30 trees. The other guy with me didn’t cut them full width for a car, just for his atv. So any trees I didn’t cut will need to be trimmed to get fullsize vehicles through.” – SA

photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report July 3rd: “Goldman’s Cut is passable for highly motivated motorcycles… but it’s still going to be a good week or two before regular traffic can make it.” SA
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Smith Creek Trees down from Avalanche

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: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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