RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - No travel is now advised throughout Pennington County, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
For official information on the status of conditions:
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is closing Interstate 90 from the Wyoming state line to Wall at 4 p.m. MDT. The interstate is already closed from Wall to Chamberlain.
DOT officials advise people to get to their destinations in western South Dakota before 4 p.m.
In Wyoming, I 90 is closed from Sheridan to Exit 44 to Piney Creek Road due to law enforcement request. I 90 remains mostly open for everyone in northeast Wyoming, but no unnecessary travel is advised in the Sundance area. Check WYDOT Travel Information for specifics and up to date information.
Interstate 90 is closed from Wall to Chamberlain, both east and westbound lanes.
The closure is due to the blizzard which has started to make its way through South Dakota. The storm includes heavy snow, high winds, rain and freezing rain. Those factors will make travel difficult in many parts of the state.
Flooding over roads is also being reported in southeast and south central South Dakota as well. Flooding conditions can change quickly and travelers are encouraged to call 511 or visit www.safetravelusa.com for the most current conditions.
Travel will become more difficult as the day goes on throughout South Dakota. State officials recommend that motorists not try to travel Thursday.
Department of Transportation maintenance crews have been out since 4 a.m. and those that have not already been pulled off highways will be brought in off highways at nightfall.
More interstate closures and No Travel Advisories on other highways are likely today and Thursday.
Motorists should visit www.safetravelusa.com or call 511 to check the latest road conditions and travel advisories before attempting to travel. Conditions will be updated around 7 or 8 p.m. Wednesday and then again Thursday between 4 and 5 a.m.