Winter Weather Closes Interstates
The weekend’s winter weather brought cold, wind and snow to the area. In Sioux Falls The National Weather service reported 2.2 inches of snow by Sunday evening. In the Bookings area a blizzard warning was in effect most of the weekend, as of Sunday evening they had 10 inches of snow.
Early Sunday afternoon South Dakota officals closed parts of I-29 and I-90 due to the weather. Interstate 90 between Mitchell and Sioux Falls (both east and westbound lanes) and Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to Watertown (both north and southbound lanes) were still closed as of 7:00 pm Sunday.
“These segments of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway. Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say widespread areas of white-out conditions with zero to near zero visibility, icy roads, as well as blowing and drifting snow are making safe travel almost impossible in many areas of the state.”