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I-90 closes from Rapid City to Chamberlain

By: - December 21, 2022 10:09 pm
(Image courtesy of SD Department of Transportation)

(Image courtesy of SD Department of Transportation)

A closure on Interstate 90 (both eastbound and westbound) from Rapid City (Box Elder exit 67) to Chamberlain began at 6 p.m. Mountain, 7 p.m. Central on Wednesday due to snow and high winds causing blizzard-like conditions, according to the state Department of Transportation.

In addition to the I-90 closure, motorists are reminded that many no-travel advisories and impassable road conditions are in place on state highways throughout the central and western part of the state.

Many secondary highways are currently listed as impassable due to high winds, drifting and blowing snow, and low visibility associated with this winter storm system. Motorists should not try to use secondary roads to avoid interstate closures.

When listed as impassable, travel on a road segment is physically impossible due to widespread deep snow, drifts or stranded vehicles. Clearing these secondary roads is expected to be difficult as winds and additional snow are preventing the ability to safely and effectively plow or blow the drifted snow, especially with the added problem of stranded vehicles.

Motorists are asked to avoid travel due to the extremely serious weather conditions and rapidly deteriorating roads.

For the latest on road and weather conditions, visit https://sd511.org or dial 511.

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