Heavy rains swamp Oglala Lakota County

Part of BIA 27 in Oglala Lakota County was closed Sunday evening due to a torrential rainstorm. (photo courtesy OST Emergency Management)

PORCUPINE, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Severe weather Sunday hit some areas of western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming pretty hard.

Overnight, the Oglala Sioux Tribe emergency management said BIA 27 was closed. The department took to Facebook to encourage people to "be safe, do not try to cross roadways with water running over."

The Rapid City Fire Department was also called out for a swift water rescue in Oglala Lakota County area.

Emergency management reminds everyone to be careful when driving and do not cross road ways with water running over it.

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