State closing new sections of I-90 and I-29
Due to the continued impact of the winter storm moving through the state, state officials are adjusting closures on Interstate 90 and Interstate 29.
The section of I-90 from Rapid City to Chamberlain has been closed since Tuesday and remains closed. At 4 p.m. Mountain/5 p.m. Central today, the state is also closing the section from Chamberlain to Mitchell. The combination of newly developing snow and sustained winds will make I-90 impassable during the evening and overnight hours, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Truck parking is full in Chamberlain. State officials ask that semi drivers consider long-term parking options between Sioux Falls and Mitchell, east of the interstate closure.
Meanwhile, the section of I-90 from Rapid City to Wyoming has reopened, but travelers should expect to encounter slippery road conditions with continued areas of blowing snow. Snow removal equipment will be working, and state officials urge caution when motorists approach snow removal equipment.
The section of I-29 from from Watertown to the North Dakota border will close at 7 p.m. Central today. The combination of newly developing snow and sustained winds will make I-29 impassable during the overnight hours, state officials said.
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