Interstate 90 Is Open; U.S. 85 Remains Closed Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

Interstate 90 Is Open; U.S. 85 Remains Closed

Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

November 30, 2016
7:55 AM

PIERRE S.D. – State officials have reopened Interstate 90 to traffic between Spearfish Exit 14 and Piedmont Exit 44 in both directions.

I-90 was reopened from Exit 44 to Exit 55 Tuesday evening and there are some No Travel Advisories in place in the north central part of the state, west of the Missouri River.

U.S. Highway 85 remains closed from the Wyoming state line to Highway 14A due to a hazardous spill from an overturned tanker truck.

Drivers are reminded that winter driving conditions still exist on I-90 and on many highways especially in western and central South Dakota. Motorists can expect snow packed and slippery areas, possible blowing and drifting snow, and low visibility at times as the expected 20-40 mph winds continue across the state today.

If you are travelling, you should reduce speed, turn off cruise control, wear your seat belt and leave extra space between you and other vehicles. High-profile vehicles such as semi-trucks and campers should use extreme caution.

Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 5-1-1 before heading out.

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