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Drivers Cautioned About Difficult Travel Overnight





For Immediate Release: Friday, January 27, 2017 Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265, Kristi.sandal@state.sd.us PIERRE, S.D. – State officials are advising drivers that strong winds and blowing snow are creating difficult travel conditions across the state this evening. The warmer temperatures and strong winds, combined with the heavy snow received earlier this week, have created a condition called thaw/drift/stick on the roadways. Snow and ice are melting making the pavement wet, which causes the snow blowing across to stick and re-freeze, thus creating an icy surface. Motorists are asked to slow down, turn off the cruise control and be prepared for icy conditions, blowing and drifting snow this evening and during the overnight hours into tomorrow. For the most up-to-date information on road conditions, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by call 5-1-1 before heading out. -- 30 --