Road Reports Mar 7, 2021

Please share road reports. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads. Rock Migration season has started. 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 packed and getting icy in places. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Main roads last plowed Saturday (Feb 27.) Starting to get slushy during warm days, refreezing at night.
“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. Report of delays March 4th.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wed (March 3) Mail truck driver reported no problems. The county rotary plow has worked on Big Creek summit to widen the road.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Last plowed Sunday, Feb 28.
Wed (March 3) mail truck driver, Taylor, reported the upper end is breaking up a little, getting slushy on warm days. The lower part is icy early, watch for rocks coming down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Last plowed Sunday, Feb 28.
Wed (March 3) mail truck driver says the road is snowpacked, getting a little slushy on warm afternoons, not much ice, watch for rocks coming down.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed to wheeled vehicles at Landmark.
Lower end plowed Saturday (Feb 27.)
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam **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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