Road Reports Jan 10, 2021

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 10 we have 12″ of snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered with icy spots in the shade. 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
Friday (Jan 8) County had plowed the summit.
Tuesday (Jan 5) report: Good solid packed snowfloor to the South Fork turn off. – DC
Monday (Jan 4) report: Six to eight inches of new snow most of the way to the Cascade side of Big Creek summit. Still snowing heavily at the summit; no recent plowing. – SL
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Friday (Jan 8) report: The County grader plowed from Warm Lake intersection down to Penny Springs (so the County plow from Yellow Pine didn’t have to drive 27 miles to plow the last five miles.) There’s a good frozen snow floor the entire way. – WW
Wednesday (Jan 6) mail truck report: A few inches of new snow at the top from last snow storm, watch for ice on the middle section and patchy snow/ice on the lower part.
Tuesday (Jan 5) report: About 3 1/2 inches crusty snow since last plowed at Knox. Crusty snow on top of ice to about 12 mile marker. Ice floor from about 12 mile marker to Bill Darling’s. Broken ice floor from Bill Darling’s to Buckhorn Bar. Snow floor on ice from Buckhorn Bar to East Fork. No rocks to speak of, no downed trees. – DC
Monday (Jan 4) report: SF has some bare pavement, but lots of bare ice floor with no snow pack until the ascent to Reed airstrip. Ice floor is sporadic until the uphill climb to Poverty Overlook. It’s well plowed snow floor. 3:00 Monday snowstorm was heavy, wet snow from above Goat Crk all the way to Warm Lake Pavement. – SL
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Friday (Jan 8) report: EFSF road is in great shape. – WW
Tuesday (Jan 5) report: Snow floor on ice on East Fork. Upper third of East Fork has new snow from last night. – DC
Monday (Jan 4) report: East Fork road from YP to SF is wet ice, no ruts. – SL

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

Profile Creek Road: Not recommended for wheeled traffic. No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Not recommended for wheeled traffic. No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

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′

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard