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Update: Portions of Interstate 90, Interstate 29 closed

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PIERRE, S.D. – Officials have closed Interstate 29 between Exit 177 at Watertown, S.D., and the North Dakota border effective immediately on Sunday morning, Feb. 10.
 
Snow and strong winds are combining to create snow-packed and slippery roads, with sometimes heavy drifting and near-zero visibility. The winds are forecast to continue throughout Sunday and into Monday morning, and conditions are unlikely to improve soon.
 
Interstate 90 between Wall and Chamberlain remains closed. Because the weather forecasts anticipate continued snow and increasing winds across a broad area of South Dakota, other interstate closures are likely through the day, and travel will be difficult to impossible at times on other highways in many areas of South Dakota.
 
Earlier Sunday morning, officials closed Interstate 90 between Exit 110 at Wall and Exit 260 at Chamberlain effective immediately on Sunday morning, Feb. 10.

 

Falling snow and strong winds are combining to create snow-packed and slippery roads, with sometimes heavy drifting and near-zero visibility. The winds are forecast to continue throughout Sunday and into Monday morning, and conditions are unlikely to improve soon.

Motels and other facilities are already filling up along that western stretch of I-90, and travelers are advised to consider delaying trips in the direction of the closed highway from either direction until conditions improve.

Because the weather forecasts anticipate continued snow and increasing winds across a broad area of South Dakota, other interstate closures are likely through the day, and travel will be difficult to impossible at times on other highways in many areas of South Dakota.

For the most current information on road conditions in South Dakota, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or call 511.

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