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 23 we have an average of 6″ 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 23) mail truck driver reports the highway is in better shape this week, too cold to be slick going up Big Creek summit this morning.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
South Fork Road: Open, plowed Dec 23.
Road conditions 12/23/2020 Rocks breaking loose and falling on East Fork, but a good frozen floor. Milepost 18 on South fork has interesting ice on the river. There are holes in the ice showing the water about three feet below. Two ice flows on the road just downstream from Krassel; they’ll be nasty later as they sloped down to the river. Off and on sections of deep ruts from Goat Creek to Penny Springs. Best driving time is early morning when it’s frozen. Will be nasty if we get our usual thaw in January. Headlights on makes you more visible. -SL
Wednesday (Dec 23) report from mail truck driver (Taylor) reports the road is in better shape this week and was being plowed this morning.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Open
Wednesday (Dec 23) report from mail truck driver the road is snow covered, in good shape and smooth.
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′
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