Interstate 90 Closed from Kadoka to Chamberlain at 6 p.m. CST;
Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow
PIERRE, S.D. – State officials have closed Interstate 90 from Kadoka to Chamberlain effective at 6 p.m. CST (5 p.m. MST)..
Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say the heavy snow combined with strong winds, with gusts up to 35 mph, is creating hazardous travel on I-90 and many highways in the southern, central and eastern parts of the state.
That segment of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway. Snow and strong winds are not expected to die down until later in the day on Wednesday and it will take time to clear the roadway.
Motorists are advised there are limited overnight accommodations in the closure area and are encouraged to consider finding a location to stop immediately.
Winter maintenance has been suspended in some areas where it is too dangerous for the plows to be on the roadway. Operations will resume once it is safe to do so.
The National Weather Service says a winter storm warning remains in effect through tonight for heavy snow and blowing snow for a large area of the state. Travel will be difficult if not impossible in many areas.
Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 5-1-1 before heading out.