Blaine County Road and Bridge re-opened the following roadways effective 04/26/17:
- Fish Creek Road
- High Five Road
- Road Canyon.
- West Fish Creek Road/ Main Fish Creek Road
Current Road Closures from Blaine County Road and Bridge:
- Croy Creek Road at Red Elephant (Snow plow turn around)
- East Colorado Gulch Road
- Red Elephant Road.
- Rock Creek Rd at the South Hwy 20 end & the North end that connects into Croy Creek Rd
- West Glendale Road at the snow plow turn around.Democrat Gulch Road – Closed to motorized traffic due to flood damage
- Spud Patch Road is closed due to flooding and a soft floor base.
These road closures are due to flood damage or to prevent deterioration on road surfaces until they can dry out. Thank you for your cooperation.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Stay tuned for updates.
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents that high water flows may impede travel on local roads and/or cause flooding. Residents who live along streams, rivers or Magic Reservoir should remain alert to rising water levels. Please be aware that conditions can change quickly and should plan accordingly.
Avalanche and flooding dangers still exist. Report to 911. Please remain alert of your surroundings and take appropriate evacuation or other actions if you are in danger. Stay safe. We will continue to update information as soon as possible.
Blaine County Issues News Release for Flood Advisory: Turn Around Don’t Drown
Blaine County under Flood Watch and Advisory
Blaine County- Flood Watches and Warnings continue for our area.
Know the Difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning:
Watch – get ready! A watch is issued when a specific weather hazard is possible. This gives you and your family time to get prepared. If you live in a low lying area, you can prepare for the possibility of flood waters impacting your home. You can also plan alternate routes for getting to home, work or school if you know certain roads you usually take could be covered by water. The watch also gives you a chance to test your communications plan and alert family and friends to the threat of dangerous weather.
Flood Advisory- Be Aware! A Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property. Turn Around Don’t drown! It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters.
Stay informed: Being informed is a crucial part of being prepared for any significant event, including flooding. Members of the public are encouraged to sign up to receive weather and other emergency alerts and notifications by signing up for the Blaine County Community Alert System: www.blainecounty.org (Emergency Alert System link – bottom of page)
To report a flooded road or street please contact Blaine County Dispatch at 578-3831. To report an immediate emergency please dial 911.
Contact: Chuck Turner (208) 788-5508
or Blaine County Dispatch (208) 578-3831
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KETCHUM SNOW REMOVAL REMINDER
Residents are not permitted to park their vehicles on any Ketchum city street or right of way during the winter months. Vehicles left on the street or right-of-way between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. will be ticketed and/or towed.
The city of Ketchum is using the emergency alert system to notify residents of Ketchum when the Street Department will be doing snow removal or winter road maintenance. Citizens that are signed up for general notifications can receive this information. You can sign up below.