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I-29 Opening from the North Dakota Border to Summit

For Immediate Release: Saturday, April 14, 2018

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


PIERRE, S.D. – Officials are opening Interstate 29 from the North Dakota border to Summit at 7:45 a.m. (CDT).


I-29 remains closed from Summit to Sioux Falls. Interstate 90 remains closed from Wall to Sioux Falls.


Travel south of Summit remains extremely difficult to impossible on both the interstate and other state and local highways. DOT crews and state troopers are reporting heavy drifting, stuck vehicles, snow-packed and icy roads and zero visibility.


DOT maintenance crews are working when it is safe to be out. Near zero visibility, continued snowfall and strong winds are hampering efforts to get roads clear.


Officials strongly encourage anyone who has plans to travel south of Summit or east of Wall to stay where you are and stay safe.


At this time, there are no immediate plans to open Interstate 29 south of Summit or Interstate 90 east of Wall and motorists are asked to not anticipate an opening and park at the gates on the interstate. This can cause more problems and hamper snow removal efforts.


“We understand people want to be on the roads and about their business, but we ask for patience while the storm continues to move through the state and our maintenance crews can get the roads clear and safe for travel,’’ 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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