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Governor Closes State Government Offices in 32 Counties Due to Blizzard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 13, 2018

CONTACT: Tony Mangan at 605-280-5648


Governor Closes State Government Offices

In 32 Counties Due to Blizzard


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered the closure of state government offices in 32 counties for Friday because of the approaching blizzard.


The counties covered by the Governor’s order are: Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Faulk, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Harding, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Meade, Mellette, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Walworth and Ziebach.


Only essential personnel within state offices in those counties should report to their work stations.


A major late winter storm is expected to cover most of South Dakota starting tonight (Thursday night) with snow in western South Dakota. Rain, freezing rain and heavy snow are expected to reach the rest of the state sometime Friday.


Officials are monitoring the storm closely and evaluating whether further state-office closures might be necessary.


Citizens with business at state offices in other South Dakota counties impacted by the storm should call ahead to make sure the office remains open.