Please share road reports. Conditions 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: Dec 13 we have 4″ of 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:
No Winter construction – All lanes open
Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wed (Dec 9) mail truck driver reports patchy snow around Scott Valley and icy patches going up Big Creek summit, snow covered highway over the top.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
South Fork Road: Open, not plowed.
Wednesday (Dec 9) report from mail truck driver (Taylor) Packed snow up high, patchy snow and a few icy spots to watch for coming down, mostly bare on the lower end.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Open
Wednesday (Dec 9) report from mail truck driver the road is snow covered all the way to YP.
Johnson Creek Road: Deep snow at Landmark. No current report. Not recommended for wheeled traffic.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Lick Creek: Not recommended for wheeled traffic.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet
Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
(Old 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. No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.
Deadwood Summit: Not recommended for wheeled traffic. No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard