PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials are closing Interstate 90 from Kadoka to Chamberlain because of heavy snow and gusty winds.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that stretch of interstate was to close at 6 p.m. Central time Tuesday.
Officials say snow combined with strong winds gusting up to 35 mph is creating hazardous travel on I-90 and many highways in southern, central and eastern South Dakota.
That segment of interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews can clear the roadway. Snow and strong winds are not expected to tape off until later in the day Wednesday.
Motorists are encouraged to consider finding a place to stop immediately, since overnight accommodations are limited in the closure area.
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