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: Jan 3 we have an average of 12″ 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
No current report
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
South Fork Road: Open – No current report
Road conditions Dec 23: 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
Report Saturday (Dec 26) vehicle slid off the road in the Jakie Creek area. There is ice under the snow.
Wednesday (Dec 30) report from mail truck driver (Ray) says the road was plowed yesterday (Tuesday?)
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Open – No current report
Wednesday (Dec 30) Ray did not mention any problems today.
Road Conditions Dec 23: Rocks breaking loose and falling on East Fork, but a good frozen floor.
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.
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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