Update: I-29, I-90 fully open to traffic; No travel still advised in some areas
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials announce Interstate 29 Watertown and the North Dakota border is now open.
Interstate 29 in North Dakota from the South Dakota border to Fargo remains closed at this time. It is uncertain when that section will be open.
There are limited facilities to accommodate travelers at the state line. Those facilities are currently at or near capacity and through traffic to North Dakota should consider postponing travel plans until the Interstate in North Dakota re-opens.
The entire stretch of I-90 and the section of I-29 from Watertown to Sioux Falls were opened earlier this morning.
Motorists are reminded that highways in central and eastern South Dakota are snow-packed, ice-covered and slippery. There are also areas of blowing and drifting snow and drivers are being asked to slow down and drive with extreme caution.
Clean-up work continues and travelers are reminded to give snowplows plenty of room to work.
Travelers are encouraged to visit www.safetravelusa.com or call 511 to check the latest road conditions and travel advisories.