SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police departments, the state department of transportation, and the highway patrol have been asking people all day to hunker down and wait out the storm.
But many are still out and about, braving the elements, driving and even walking around in the harsh conditions.
KSFY News caught up with some of these people to ask them why they decided to leave the safety of their homes.
It's something people might take for granted, having a shoveled side walk.
But this landscaping team knows the hard work that goes into it.
Do they complain about the weather?
Not even a little bit.
“It's not that bad if you're really with a lot of jackets on it,” Fabrizio alverez
And the team will be back out again to clear the rest of the snow.
It might seem odd to make two trips, but they say it will ultimately save them time.
“It will be worse if we just like leave everything from this morning,” he said.
“My dad always told me if I had any luck at all it was bad luck. And my girlfriend, before I left goes hey you should probably pack a set of boots, a pair of Carharts, and bring a down jacket,” Bryce Bandish said.
Bandish is a Californian on a business trip. He is enjoying his time in South Dakota with a walk in the winter weather.
“I’ve got a couple down days to sort of put work on hold and I was on a mission to find the best food, and coffee, and beer here in Sioux Falls,” he said.
But unfortunately, not many businesses are open.
“It's closed. Everything is just shut down,” he said.
“I’m going to try to get there, or I’m not and I’m going to try,” James Murphy from Sioux Falls said.
One restaurant that was open only had one customer inside and he was making a quick pit stop before he went to work as well.
“It's about being new on a job having to be there, and don't want to say I’m not coming,” Murphy said.