Road Reports June 6, 2021

Note: There have been some windy days recently bringing down trees on both the South Fork and Johnson Creek roads. Be prepared.

Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for rocks and trees in the road. There is still snow in higher elevations, but it has been melting faster during record heat. 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 and dusty. 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 June 1, crews will transition into their summer construction schedule. Drivers can anticipate single-lane, alternating traffic controlled by flaggers Monday – early Friday morning. From Friday morning – Sunday, and any major holidays, the road will be open to two lanes. This schedule will be in place until September.
Project link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Sat (June 5) the scar from the avalanche is impressive.
Report Wed (June 2) Mail truck driver says the road is clear.
Report Tues (May 25) Valley County has cleared the avalanche and it is open to Landmark.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – Watch for debris (and baby geese.)
Spring weight limits in effect.
Thursday night’s windstorm brought trees down. The intersection with the SF road was blocked for a while Friday morning. Report on Friday afternoon the road had been cleared. Report Saturday afternoon that the road was still clear.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open – Watch for rocks.
No current report.

Johnson Creek Road: Open
Report June 5: Wind brought down a big tree on Johnson Creek around 4pm. Cleared by local crew.
Report June 3: Wind storm had brought down trees but the road had been cleared.
Report June 2: Mail truck came in via Johnson Creek. The road has not been bladed and is a bit rough.
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.

Link: Big Creek Webcam (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
No current report.
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: Still closed to wheeled vehicles per Valley County.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Warren Wagon Road:
Update from Payette NF May 27: “Secesh Summit to Burgdorf/Warren – Open. Warren Summit – Open to the South Fork Salmon River.”

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard