December, 26, 2016. 11:21 am MT
Interstate 90 Reopened Wyoming Border to Rapid City;
No Travel Advised in NW, Central & parts of NE S.D.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – State officials have reopened I-90 in both directions from the Wyoming border to Rapid City in western South Dakota. I-90 from Rapid City to Vivian (both directions) remains closed until further notice. I-90 was reopened in both directions from Vivian to Chamberlain earlier.
Motorists are cautioned that icy, snow-packed roads and strong winds causing limited visibility are still creating difficult travel conditions along I-90, especially in western South Dakota.
Please do not anticipate it opening and sit on the Interstate, this will delay crews getting their work done and creates a safety hazard for all motorists.
In northwest and central South Dakota, north of I-90, roadway conditions are still very treacherous with road blockages and no travel advisories due to drifting snow, downed power lines and visibility less than one-eight of a mile.
Officials are also cautioning drivers in the northeastern part of the state that morning snowfall and strong winds of 30-40 mph with gusts upwards of 50 mph will continue to make travel difficult, especially for semi-trucks and other high profile vehicles.
Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd, downloading the SDDOT511 app or by calling 5-1-1 before heading out.
Officials are asking motorists to slow down, wear your seatbelt, leave extra space between vehicles, have a winter emergency kit, a fully charged cell phone and allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination.