December brings snow and slick roads

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Now that December has arrived, so has the cold weather which can bring slick roads.

With the first significant snowfall of the season, drivers had to be extra careful on their way to their destination due to slippery conditions.
As of Monday afternoon, the South Dakota Highway Patrol says they responded to three abandoned vehicles, nine non-injury crashes, one hit and run, three injury crashes and eleven motorist assists.
The Police Department says they responded to 19 motor vehicle accidents Monday morning and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office says they responded to 3.
Officials also said that Interstate 90 was closed at mile marker 83, 20 miles east of Rapid City for sometime Monday morning due to crashes involving semis, saying wind gusts were reaching fifty plus miles per hour, creating blowing snow.
Officials say one semi truck jackknifed, leading to eight other vehicles being hit or damaged, causing westbound traffic to be completely blocked for six hours.