Highway 37 temporary closed at North Dakota border

Courtesy of South Dakota Department of Transportation

HECLA, S.D. – Due to water spilling onto Highway 37 near the North/South Dakota border, South Dakota transportation officials have closed the road temporarily.

Officials said low temperatures have helped to create a dangerous situation for drivers, making safe travel impossible.

The closure is expected to last two to three weeks until the James River recedes.

Officials are advising motorists to not drive around barricades and to plan an alternate route before traveling.