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Officials Keeping Currently Closed Portions of I-90 and I-29 Closed Overnight





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 with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say Interstate 90 will remain closed from Chamberlain to the Minnesota border and I-29 will remain closed from Watertown to Sioux Falls until Sunday, April 15. An opening time has not been determined yet.

 

SDDOT crews have been working in these areas since early this morning and have been unable to keep ahead of the continued snow and strong winds.

 

The National Weather Service has extended the blizzard warning for much of the eastern part of the state until 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

 

There are numerous No Travel Advisories posted on www.safetravelusa.com/sd in the southeast quarter of the state and drivers are advised against trying to take other state and local highways that remain ice and snow covered. Winds are expected to stay strong with gusts up to 35 until about noon tomorrow creating significant drifting and limited visibility.

 

Winter maintenance is being suspended to give crews who have been out since 4 a.m. time to rest and get back out early Sunday morning to open the interstates as soon as possible.

 

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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