Road Reports Nov 24, 2021

Note: Hwy 55 is closed until at least Nov 28th, see below for link for updates.

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 have about an inch of snow and could be icy on cold mornings in the shade. 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 Hwy 55 closed until at least Nov 28th

Visit (link) for updates
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 24) mail truck driver reports the county had plowed the highway, snow floor going over the summit, due to the cold the ice wasn’t slippery this morning.
Report Monday (Nov 22) about 7 or 8 miles of ice on the road over the top of Big Creek summit.
On Wednesday (Nov 24) the SNOTEL site shows 12″ of snow.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Nov 24) mail truck driver reports about 3″ of snow on the upper end of of the road, no trees or big rocks down.
Report Monday (Nov 22) road was dry, a lot of small rocks came down from the rain, but no trees to cut out.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Nov 24) mail truck driver reports a little snow on the road this morning and “sneaky” pot holes.
Report Monday (Nov 22) – lots of pot holes and small rocks to dodge.

Johnson Creek Road: Closed? – Travel not advised unless well prepared.
Report Wednesday (Nov 24) Mail truck driver says there is a sign on the highway saying Johnson Creek road is closed (he came in via the South Fork today.)
Report Monday (Nov 22) mail truck driver reported about 8″ of snow on the road up high.
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: Closed? – Snow getting deep on summit. Travel not advised unless well prepared.
Report Sunday (Nov 21) “Came over Lick Creek Road from Boise via Hwy 95. There is solid snowpack from little Payette Lake down past Hum Creek. Several trees had been blown down and are partially buried by snow. Plus loose, larger rocks under the snow. Drifts exceed 10 inches with about 8 inches on top. Snow is loose with ice underneath and narrow ruts. Very little traffic has come over the summit in recent days and the road is no longer recommended for general passenger vehicles. A Subaru (that shall remain nameless) got stuck but was able to get going again after putting chains on.” – SA
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed? – Likely deep snow up high. Travel not advised unless well prepared.
Report Sunday (Nov 21) “Yesterday we rode our tracked ATVs from YP to BC. The scariest part of the trip was from YP to the Profile Creek Road. There was a thin layer of ice that was VERY slippery: It felt like you might slide into the EF and that looked mighty cold. From that point on it was smooth sailing with a little more than a foot of snow on Profile Gap. The conditions yesterday were very poor going over Profile Gap for standard 4×4 vehicles: even tired ATVs and UTVs would be more fun than perhaps desired. Snowmobilers would not like the nearly bare road for the first couple of miles up Profile Road & the stretch from Jacob Ladder flat to the airstrip.” – C&L
Link: Video of side trip up toward Crater Peak
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.
Report Sunday (Nov 21) road was icy between YP and Profile Creek turnoff.
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 28″ snow Wednesday morning, Nov 24th.
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 deep snow on summits.
No current report.

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