Blowing snow, icy roads make for difficult travel in South Dakota
State officials are cautioning travelers thatblowing snow and warming temperatures are creating icy conditions on many statehighways, especially Interstate 90 in central and eastern South Dakota, andhighways east of the James River Valley, including I-29 in northeastern SouthDakota.
A car rolled a mile south of the Baltic exit on I-29 this morning. And there have been severalother accidents this morning.
Travelers are reminded to slow down and turnoff the cruise control even though road conditions in some areas may be clear.
The National Weather Service has saidfreezing rain, snow and strong winds will develop later today and continue intothe weekend throughout much of South Dakota. That means motorists should be prepared fordifficult travel conditions throughout the day Friday and into Saturday, atleast.
Dangerous wind chills will also be prevalentthroughout the weekend into early next week and people who must travel should drive with extreme cautionand are encouraged to visit www.safetravelusa.com/sdor dial 511 to check the latest road conditions and travel advisories beforeheading out.