UPDATE: I-90 reopens throughout South Dakota

As of 10 a.m. Friday, Interstate 90 has reopened throughout the entire state. The closed portion from Chamberlain to Wall is back open.

Original story:

Officials are advising commuters to make plans to get to their destination in western South Dakota before 4 p.m. MDT.

Earlier today, I-90 was closed between Wall and Exit 260 at Oacoma/Chamberlain.

The closure is due to a strong late-winter storm which has started to make its way through the state. The quick-moving storm includes heavy snow, high winds, rain and freezing rain. Those factors will make travel difficult in many parts of the state.

Significant flooding over roads is also being reported in southeast and south central South Dakota as well. Flooding conditions can change quickly and travelers are encouraged to call 511 or visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd for the most current conditions.



South Dakota transportation officials have closed Interstate 90 from Wall to Chamberlain as a strong late winter storm pushes into the state.

The 150-mile (241-kilometer) stretch of interstate was closed in both east and west directions on Wednesday.

Flooding over roads also is reported in southeastern and south-central South Dakota.

South Dakota officials recommend that motorists not try to travel Thursday.

Department of Transportation maintenance crews have been out since early Wednesday. Those who have not already been pulled off highways will be brought in off highways at nightfall.

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