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Motorists Asked to Heed No Travel Advisories I90 remains closed Kadoka to Chamberlain

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265, Kristi.sandal@state.sd.us PIERRE, S.D. – Officials want to remind travelers that many highways in central, south central and southeastern parts of the state are under a No Travel Advisory and I-90 remains closed from Kadoka to Chamberlain. No Travel Advisories are posted when weather conditions have made safe travel nearly impossible. Highways in the affected areas are snow packed and slippery, visibility is low due to heavy snowfall and blowing snow, and traffic speeds are greatly reduced. To see what roads are affected, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd. Based on information from the National Weather Service, conditions are expected to worsen as the storm continues to move east, with additional snowfall and strong winds making travel hazardous overnight and into Wednesday. “We understand people want to be on the roads and about their business, but we ask for patience while the storm moves through the state and our maintenance crews can get the roads clear and safe for travel,’’ said Greg Fuller, director of operations. Motorists are being asked to postpone travel plans until later in the day on Wednesday to give crews time in the morning to get roadways cleared. Get the most up-to-date information on road conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 5-1-1 before heading out. -- 30 --