Road Reports Feb 21, 2021

Please share road reports. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads. Conditions change quickly this time of year. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, icy conditions and deep snow in higher elevation. Remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are snow covered, main roads last plowed Saturday (Feb 20.) 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.)
Tues (Feb 16) The County snow plow was working near the South Fork bridge; good snow floor on Warm Lake road.
Wed (Feb 17) mail truck driver reports the county is plowing the highway again today.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – probably plowed Thursday (Feb 18.)
Wed (Feb 17) mail truck driver reports the road has not been plowed, about 12″ of snow up top.
Tues (Feb 16) South Fork road, Warm Lake to Poverty Flat camp area, 10+“ of snow since the last snow plow. The two summits have at least 10” and passing oncoming vehicles can mean backing up to a safe place. Lower SF has about 4” to 6” of new snow.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open – probably plowed Thursday (Feb 18.)
Wed (Feb 17) mail truck driver reports up to 12″ of snow on this end of the road (not plowed yet.)
Tues (Feb 16) East Fork snow levels gradually increase to about 8” of new snow.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed to wheeled vehicles at Landmark.
Lower end probably plowed Saturday (Feb 19.)
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. Plowed by Midas crews.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard
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