Last stretch of I 90 opens from Wall to Chamberlain

This section of Interstate 90 near Okaton was still clogged Thursday following the blizzard. (photo courtesy South Dakota Department of Transportation)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Interstate 90 is now open, the last stretch from Wall to Chamberlain being cleared for traffic at 9 a.m. Friday.

Still, the cleanup from this week’s blizzard continues on many state and local highways in the west and northeastern parts of the state. Heavy drifting and snowbound vehicles have slowed efforts to clear these roads. Work will continue through Friday.

In the south center and eastern part of the state, significant flooding continues to cause problems. Drivers are warned to turn around and not drive through floodwaters. Roads underneath could be washed away.

Even as travel advisories are lifted, motorists are cautioned to remember winter driving conditions still exist across the state and if you must travel to slow down, keep the cruise off and give plow drivers and emergency responders room to work.

Check with www.safetravelusa.com/sd or call 5-1-1 before traveling.