Rapid City airport closed until further notice

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City Regional Airport says it's closing until further notice because of the approaching storm.

The area is anticipating blizzard conditions as a strong winter storm lands later Wednesday. The airport said in a release that it would reopen as soon as conditions warrant. It says it's closing in the "best interest of public safety."

In Sioux Falls, many flights were canceled at its regional airport because of visibility of less than 1/8 of a mile.

The storm packing wind gusts of 60 mph and a foot of snow triggered a blizzard warning for South Dakota. A similar warning for northeast North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota was in effect Thursday through Friday.

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