Update 11 Jan 06

The stranded vehicles have been able to get out. The county is fixing parts of the road so the stranded vehicles could get out. The road is still closed. Here is what the sheriffs department is saying as of 1-11-2006

The road to Silver City from the Idaho side is closed at highway 78. The assessment team from FEMA, working with Gary Amon, Owyhee Co. Sheriff, is working on the extent of the Vehicle traffic would hamper these efforts, so the road is barricaded. On the Jordan Valley side, the road is closed at Delamar. The watchman in Silver City is in contact with the Owyhee County Sheriff regarding conditions at the top of the mountain.