Road Reports Nov 17, 2021

Note: after the recent wind storm, watch for trees down on seldom traveled roads.

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. Most back country roads were NOT graded this season and are rough. This time of year there is snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for rocks and trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are damp. 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)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

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:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (Nov 17) mail truck driver reports the the highway is dry, a few icy spots over the summit in the shady places.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Watch for ice on shady corners on cold mornings. There could be trees down, no recent report.
Report Tuesday (Nov 9) road was wet, but no snow. Also no rocks or trees down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Tuesday (Nov 9) – road was wet, no rocks but rough in places.

Johnson Creek Road: Open – Travel not advised unless well prepared.
Report Wednesday (Nov 17) Mail truck driver says there is still some snow in the higher elevations, rutted paths and a bit icy. Lower Johnson Creek is still snow free. A lot of trees came down during the wind storm, but had been cut out.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Open? – Likely snow on summit. Travel not advised unless well prepared.
Report Wednesday (Nov 10) 10″ to 12″ snow on summit.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open? – Likely snow up high. Travel not advised unless well prepared.
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.

Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open – Likely snow up high.
No current report.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

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

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

Deadwood Summit: Closed? Travel at your own risk – likely deep snow up high.
The SNOTEL station showed 20″ snow Sunday morning, Nov 14th.
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. Likely snow on summits.
No current report.

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard
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