Noem closes state offices ahead of winter storm
Gov. Kristi Noem presents her fiscal year 2024 budget proposal to legislators on Dec. 6, 2022, at the Capitol in Pierre. (Makenzie Huber/South Dakota Searchlight)
Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered all state government executive branch offices statewide to be closed Tuesday because of the winter storm expected in South Dakota.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for freezing rain, heavy snow and high winds to occur throughout South Dakota. Travel will be impacted in those areas.
Officials continue to closely monitor the storm. A decision on state government office availability for Wednesday will be made on Tuesday, the governor’s office said in a news release.
People should be prepared to stay home Tuesday if possible, the news release said. If they must travel, they should check sd511.org or the SD511 mobile app.
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