Road Reports Jan 5, 2022

Note: Our power went out at 1242pm Jan 5th. (Reporting via generator.) Still out at 6pm.

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or 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: This morning an average of 23″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed, most of the main paths are being plowed today. 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 Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports a foot of snow over the summit. (Had to chain up.) County plow truck stuck on the side of the road, this side of Big Creek summit.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.) Heavy snow bending trees down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.)

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report from late December that snowmobilers beat a path open to Warm Lake.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

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

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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