Road Reports Jan 16, 2022

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 18 1/2″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed, icy in some places, main paths have been plowed. 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
Wednesday (Jan 12) county grader has cleaned up Big Creek Summit to Warm lake.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver reports packed snow floor, icy spots on the lower end.

January 9th: photo courtesy Scott A
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver reports smooth snow pack, but icy in spots. No rocks.

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report Wednesday (Jan 12) report the county groomer worked the trail between Warm Lake and Wapiti Meadow Ranch
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open – 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
Jan 9th evening update: “The road is about 12 feet wide right now. Plowed and drivable. Most turn outs are open. Access to Profile creek turn around is plow out also. We will keep working on it this week. Not perfect but passable.” – Dave
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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