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South Dakota Highway Patrol Colonel Rick Miller talks no travel advisories and closed roads

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The SD Highway Patrol has been busy this week, responding to blizzard conditions across the state.

UNDATED – Blizzard conditions have led to no travel advisories and closed roads across the state.

South Dakota Highway Patrol Colonel Rick Miller says it’s a bad time for awful weather.

Miller says they have had to do many rescues to stranded vehicles.

Miller says they have also had many vehicles stuck on secondary highways.

Miller says it takes a lot of time, effort and equipment to go out an rescue stranded motorists.

At one point, over seven hundred people were in shelters in Wall.

On Thursday, a second convoy of vehicles escorted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol successfully journeyed from Wall to Rapid City in blizzard conditions.

Each convoy brought approximately 25 vehicles. The convoy took around three hours to make the 50-mile trip due to extremely low visibility.

Another convoy of 12 vehicles was escorted by Pennington County Highway and the PCSO from Wicksville to Rapid City and another followed from New Underwood to Rapid City.

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Rapid City, US
11:32 pm, December 6, 2023
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Humidity 38 %
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Wind Gust: 7 mph
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Sunrise: 7:13 am
Sunset: 4:14 pm

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