Road Reports Feb 28, 2021

The Stibnite road was closed by an avalanche Feb 22 in the Tamarack Creek area.

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. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Main roads plowed Saturday (Feb 27.)
“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
Preliminary work activities on ID-55 between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge will start on March 8. Drivers can expect daytime work with a 15-minute delay through March 12. Spring construction and full road closures start March 15.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wed (Feb 24) Mail truck driver reported no problems.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Will be plowed today, Sunday, Feb 28.
Wed (Feb 24) mail truck driver, Taylor, reported the county grader plowed the upper 14 miles of the road. The lower part is snow covered ice and “bumpy”.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Will be plowed today, Sunday, Feb 28.
Wed (Feb 24) mail truck driver says the road is somewhat better with the snow covering the ice, but it is rather bumpy.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed to wheeled vehicles at Landmark.
Lower end plowed Saturday (Feb 27.)
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam *Note: currently down*
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: Closed near MM7 by Avalanche Feb 22nd
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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