Interstates fully reopen

By: - January 4, 2023 5:31 pm
(Image courtesy of S.D. DOT)

(Image courtesy of S.D. DOT)

Interstate 90 has reopened westbound from Sioux Falls to Mitchell as of 4:45 p.m. today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Other closed portions of I-90 and I-29 reopened earlier, which means South Dakota’s interstates are now fully open.

I-90 travel conditions, as reported by the DOT:

  • Although I-90 is now reopened eastbound and westbound across the state, travelers should expect to encounter difficult driving conditions including narrow driving lanes, ice-covered roads and snow-covered shoulders.
  • Continual drifting is occurring due to the high accumulation of snow and sustained winds. Many on and off-ramps, along with the local crossroads at interchanges, remain impassable due to deep snow drifts.
  • Snow removal equipment will be working to remove snow and ice in the driving lanes and on the shoulders over the next few days. Please use extra caution and reduce travel speed as the clean-up continues.

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