SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - All those closures and cancellations brought the trucking industry in the area to a stand-still.
Dozens of semis were stranded in Sioux Falls.
Many drivers found shelter from the storm at the Flying J gas station.
Trucks parked side by side in long rows, as drivers prepared to stay the night.
State officials have closed Interstate 29 from Tea Exit 73 to the Iowa border.
Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say heavy snow and high winds are creating white-out conditions with zero to near zero visibility and making roads in this area impassible.
Currently, “No Travel Advisories” are also posted on many state highways in this area. Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 511 before heading out.
Officials are also cautioning drivers as snow continues to move north into the Sioux Falls area, along with 25-45 mph winds, travel will continue to become increasingly difficult throughout the day.