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I-90 Closed

I-90 Closed
I-90 reopened as crews clean up crashes
News Staff - December 4, 2017

STURGIS, S.D. – The first real taste of winter has blanketed the region Monday.

The shot of snow was on the lighter side in most areas, but the wind blowing made conditions treacherous.

Safe Travel USA reported I-90 between the Wyoming line and Wall was very treacherous Monday morning. Authorities were advising no travel between Ellsworth and Wall because blowing snow was making visibilities poor. Accidents involving several semi-trucks shut down a portion of I-90 between New Underwood and Wall. The road had re-opened Monday afternoon.

Forecasters lifted the Winter Storm Warning for the Black Hills and adjusted the Winter Weather Advisory as the snow tapered off across Western South Dakota this afternoon. However, the gusty winds continued to produce areas of blowing and drifting snow along with poor visibility.

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PIERRE, S.D. – Officials say Interstate 90 westbound is closed at Wall at Exit 110 to New Underwood at Exit 78 due to crashes involving semis that will take time to get clear.

Closing the westbound lanes of I-90 at Wall will allow crews the ability to clear the road more quickly and keep travelers safe.

No Travel Advisories continue to be posted and updated as this storm moves to the east. Based on information from the National Weather Service (NWS), conditions are expected to worsen as the storm continues to move east, with additional snowfall and strong winds making travel hazardous during the day. A blizzard warning is in effect for much of the northeastern part of the state.

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.

“We understand people want to be on the roads and about their business, but we ask for patience while the storm moves through the state and our maintenance crews can get the roads clear and safe for travel,’’ said Kristi Sandal, public information officer.

Motorists are being asked to postpone travel plans until the storm passes and the winds decrease later tonight.

Get the most up-to-date information on road conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by calling 5-1-1 before heading out.



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