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State Officials Opening I-90 From Mitchell to Murdo





For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety have opened the remaining closed portion of Interstate 90 from Murdo to Mitchell.

 

This completely opens I-90, I-29 was reopened earlier this morning.

 

Officials want to strongly caution motorists that even though I-90 and I-29 are open and passable, many areas of both highways are extremely icy and speeds will be greatly reduced. Drivers are encouraged to only travel if absolutely necessary, especially after dark.

 

While there are no road closures, there are still some No Travel Advisories posted in a few areas where visibility is limited and roads are icy, including parts of I-90.

 

If you must travel, slow down, keep the cruise control off, leave extra space between vehicles, wear your seat belt, be prepared with a winter emergency kit, a charged cell phone and allow extra time to reach your destination.

 

Officials are seeing crashes where drivers are underestimating and overdriving road conditions.

 

Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by calling 511 before travelling.

 

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