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South Dakota commission approves closure of ditches

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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Transportation Commission has approved the closing of segments of ditches near Yankton and Chancellor to off-road vehicles.

Officials say off-road vehicles have damaged vegetation and caused ditch erosion in the areas.

Off limits are Highway 50 from Ferdig Avenue to Belair Road near Yankton, Highway 52 from Highway 153 to West City Limits Road near Yankton and the eastbound and westbound ditches of Highway 44 from Highway 17 to 461st Avenue in Chancellor.

Signs will be placed.

The closures were initiated by a local request and were approved by the commission.

Ditch closures do not apply to snowmobiles, off-road vehicles used in normal agricultural operations and utilitiy company service vehicles.

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