Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.
Highway 95: Detour in place around slide
July 30 Update
ITD toured the site with prospective contractors earlier this week to answer questions prior to putting the design plans for long-term mitigation out to bid.
Based on feedback from the contracting community, additional details are being added to the plans. The contract will likely not be awarded until next week or after.
July 27 Update
The temporary gravel road around the base of the slide opened to two lanes today. Flaggers are on site to help traffic in the event that movement is detected on the slope.
French Creek Road is not an official, nor a recommended detour for Highway 95.
Yellow Pine: Local streets are beat up, dry and dusty except where people paid for dust abatement. Deer, dogs and kids are wandering around. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit 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: Bridge construction at Horseshoe Bend.
South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
Report from Saturday (July 25) the road is really rough in the construction zones on weekends.
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: Saturday (July 25) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is getting rough in some spots but overall pretty good.
Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (July 29) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is getting washboards in the usual spots.
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.
Last reported to be really rough on the McCall side.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet
Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′
Cinnabar: No current report
Old report July 11: “UTV group made it into Cinnabar [via the upper road] about two days ago. Lots of snow drifts. Rough going. But they cut the trees out of the road.” -SA
Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: No current report.
Old reports of OHVs making it over. Travel at your own risk.
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′