Storm slows travel to a crawl in South Dakota

A semi jackknifed on Interstate 90 near Exit 37 Monday morning. It was one of several crashes reported by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. (photo courtesy of "Rick" via http://www.blackhillsfox.com/mycapture/submit.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - The first storm of the season slowed traffic to a crawl throughout western South Dakota Monday morning.

While no serious crashes were reported, the South Dakota Highway Patrol did respond to eight crashes, two of them involving injuries. The patrol believes the injuries were not major.

The patrol also reported eight motorist assists.

The Rapid City Police Department Police responded to 19 crashes while the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office responded to three.

There were several no travel advisories issued for various routes. As of 11:20 a.m., Interstate 90 westbound was closed from Wall to New Underwood due to semi crashes.

It is best to keep up to speed on travel conditions by visiting Safe Travel USA or by calling 5-1-1.