Winter: Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly this time of year. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, and deep snow in higher elevation. Remember there is no cell phone service.
Yellow Pine: Nov 22nd we have about 2″ of old snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
“Drivers don’t speed through neighborhoods or most anywhere. Locals brake for kids, wandering dogs, deer, elk, moose, fox, beaver, squirrels and chipmunks. Most are lifetime members of SPLAT, the Society to Prevent Little Animal Tragedies.” – IME
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)
Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Winter (mid-Nov. – mid-March)
– No construction is expected over the winter months
– All lanes open
Repairs are on track to be completed by Thanksgiving.
More info at ITD (link)
French Creek Road is not an official, nor a recommended detour for Highway 95.
Warm Lake Highway: Friday (Nov 20) report coming in of snow floor rom Rob Springs, across Scott Valley, and almost to the South Fork bridge.
The Big Creek summit snowtel site shows 22 inches of snow Nov 22
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
South Fork Road: Open
Friday (Nov 20) South Fork road is almost bare. Just the usual icy patches in the shade.
Saturday (Nov 21) Snow and icy ruts at the upper end.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Open
Saturday (Nov 21) report road is bare and bumpy until about a mile from YP, then snow covered.
Lick Creek: Not recommended for wheeled traffic.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet
Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. (Report Nov 14 of a foot of fresh snow at Stibnite.)
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′
Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Not recommended for wheeled traffic.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.
Deadwood Summit: Not recommended for wheeled traffic.
Nov 22 Snotel shows 32″ of snow.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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