Road Reports Oct 27, 2021

Note: There is snow in the high country above 6500 feet. In the last 7 days YP has received 1.25″ of rain.

Please share road reports. Most back country roads have not been graded this season and are rough. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for rocks and trees in the road. This time of year there is likely 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 wet. 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
Smith’s Ferry Project: Starting Wednesday, Sept. 8, drivers can expect full road closures Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., the road will be open to one-way alternating traffic. Please note: the delays may be significant immediately after the road reopens due to large traffic volumes. Once this traffic clears, drivers can expect 15-minute delays. We encourage drivers to plan ahead and use U.S. 95 as an alternate route.
Project link:
Donnelly to McCall Project: They have finished paving the highway, but work remains to align driveways.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wednesday (Oct 27) mail truck driver reports just a little snow on Big Creek Summit this morning, not much on the road.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Monday (Oct 18) road is in good shape.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Monday (Oct 18) the road is in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Oct 27) About 6″ of snow on Warm Lake Summit and upper Johnson Creek. Road is rough, wash boards deeper.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Open
Report Wednesday (Oct 27) About 6 inches of wet snow on top but the road is still good. – JB
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open – Likely snow up high
No current report.
Last report Thursday (Aug 19) “Profile has seriously rocky sections that are washing out worse than usual. Some are sharp. Carry a saw whether its windy or not — roots of beetle kill trees are now quite rotten and fall easily.” – CP
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam (check date on image)

Quartz Creek
No current report.

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
No current report.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Open? Travel at your own risk – likely snow up high.
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open? Travel at your own risk – likely snow up high.
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Open? Travel at your own risk – likely snow up high.
The SNOTEL station showed 13″ snow on October 26th.
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Warren Wagon Road: Open, travel at your own risk.
No current report.

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