Road Reports May 12, 2021

Please share road reports. Rock Migration season in progress. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for rocks and trees in the road. There is still quite a bit of snow in higher elevations. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are dry. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Starting April 2, at 8am the original spring construction schedule for the ID-55 Smiths Ferry project will resume. From April 2 through mid-May, the road will be closed Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm, and open to one lane of alternating traffic with a 15-minute delay outside of the closure hours.
Project link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wed (May 12) Mail truck driver reports the highway is bare.
(Note: see report under upper Johnson Creek for Avalanche info.)
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – Spring weight limits in effect.
Report Wednesday (May 12) Mail truck driver reported the road was clear. FS crews in the area – probably monitoring their Rx burning.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open – Watch for rocks.
Report Wed (May 12) mail truck driver reports the the road is clear today.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed to wheeled vehicles at Landmark. Will not open any time soon.
Report May 10: (Chris Jones, Cascade) “Avalanche up Warm Lake Road 5 miles past the North Shore Lodge turnoff. Just past the “waterfall” corner, blocking upper and lower portions of the next switchback. Valley County has been notified, says they will work on that situation when they start plowing the area. You can definitely get to Warm Lake, but the next summit is out of the question!”
link to photos on FB:
Report May 4: The lower end of Johnson Creek road is in good shape out to the dump.
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
Update from PR April 14: “The avalanches have been cleared from the Stibnite road and the road is open. The surface of the road was mostly undamaged by the slides. Like every spring there are rocks coming down daily with the freeze and thaw cycles, and the road is still icy in the shaded spots.”
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′

Warren Wagon Road:
Update from Valley County May 11: “Warren Wagon Road to Secesh Meadows is not yet plowed. The Valley County Road Department is monitoring snow levels daily and will begin plowing as soon as conditions allow. Our goal is to have the road plowed and open for the Memorial Day weekend as long as conditions permit.”

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard