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SD officials warn of hazardous travel due to snow

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Officials say heavy snow and high winds may create difficult travel conditions across South Dakota through Sunday afternoon.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation said in a news release that strong winds may cause reduced visibility and snow drifts on roads in north central and northeastern South Dakota. Those regions were under blizzard warnings Sunday morning.

The department urged motorists to be cautious when driving and to call 511 to check the latest road conditions.

Greg Fuller, the agency's director of operations, said road conditions "can change rapidly." The release said SDDOT crews would resume plowing Sunday morning, weather permitting.

The National Weather Service said that as of Sunday morning, Aberdeen had received 8.3 inches of snow and Sisseton in far northeastern North Dakota had 5.5 inches.

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