Road Reports March 17, 2021

Hwy 55 closed due to rock slide in the Smiths Ferry area.

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, slushy on warm afternoons. 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:
Road is Closed due to Rock Slide in Smiths Ferry area. Check the ITD website for updates
link:
Spring construction and full road closures start March 15.
Expect full road closures Monday-Thursday from 10am to 2pm.
Project link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wed (March 17) Mail truck driver reports the road is getting rough over the summit, pot holes in the snow as it breaks up.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – Watch for rocks.
Report Wednesday (Mar 17) the upper end is rough, ruts and holes in the snowpack. Lower end has several bare stretches of road, rocks coming down into the road.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open – Watch for rocks.
Report Wednesday (Mar 17) road is getting rough, several stretches of bare road, pot holes where it is breaking up and rocks coming down.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed to wheeled vehicles at Landmark.
Local plow smoothed up the lower end of Johnson Creek road March 11th.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam *working*
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 (Tamarack Creek area) 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′

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Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard
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