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I-90 Closing from Murdo to Mitchell at 2:30 pm CDT

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265, Kristi.sandal@state.sd.us 


PIERRE, S.D. – Officials are closing Interstate 90 from Murdo to Mitchell at 2:30 p.m. CDT.


I-90 is now closed from Rapid City to Mitchell, both east and west bound.


Heavy snow and strong winds are creating icy, snow-packed roadways, heavy drifting and limited visibility making safe travel impossible in many areas of the state. Motorists are strongly cautioned that other state highways and local roads will likely become impassible as this storm continues throughout the day.


Officials are also asking drivers to stay put and not plan any travel across the state for the rest of today and into the weekend. As this storm system moves through, more interstate closures and No Travel Advisories can be expected.


Closures and advisories are posted on www.safetravelusa.com/sd and 5-1-1.


A blizzard warning is in effect for much of the South Dakota into Saturday (April 14).


Drivers of high-profile vehicles need to exercise extra caution across the state with sustained winds of 25-40 mph in most areas along with gusts of 50 plus mph according to the NWS.


“This is a dangerous storm and we are asking motorists to keep themselves and emergency workers safe by staying home and only travelling if absolutely necessary,’’ said Greg Fuller, director of Operations.


Get the most up-to-date information on road conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd, by calling 5-1-1 or downloading and checking the SDDOT 511 app before heading out.


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