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Interstate 29 Reopened Travel Caution Due to Compacted Snow and Ice

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 22, 2018

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


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – State officials have reopened Interstate 29 between the Tea Exit and the Iowa border and are also issuing a travel caution.


Drivers are cautioned that the heavy snow from today’s blizzard has been compacted onto the roadway creating extremely slippery conditions on I-29 and highways in the southeastern part of the state. Strong winds are also expected to continue causing drifting and limited visibility. Motorists are asked to postpone travel plans until Tuesday if possible.


If you must travel, officials advise having an emergency winter survival kit including a charged cell phone. Slow down, turn off cruise, buckle up, pay attention and allow plenty of time to reach your destination safely.


Motorists are also advised to check road condition sites for Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota before heading those directions.


The most up-to-date information on road conditions is available by dialing 511 or visiting www.safetravelusa.com/sd.



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