Interstate 90 re-opens in parts of South Dakota
(ABC 6 News) UPDATE: The South Dakota Department of Transportation has re-opened parts of Interstate 90.
The east and westbound lanes are now open from Rapid City to Murdo.
(ABC 6 News) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed east and westbound lanes Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Sioux Falls, extremely serious weather conditions.
Due to continued high winds causing near zero visibility and drifting snow, along with ongoing issues with stranded motorists, SDDOT anticipates the I-90 closure to remain in place through Thursday and into Friday, Dec. 23. Officials will continually assess conditions to determine when I-90 can be reopened safely.
In addition to the I-90 closure, motorists are reminded that many No Travel Advisories and Road Impassable conditions are in place on state highways throughout 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 use secondary roads to avoid Interstate closures.
Motorists are asked to avoid travel due to the extremely serious weather conditions, and rapidly deteriorating roads. Significantly reduced visibilities and blizzard-like conditions, along with extreme wind chills, make travel very dangerous.
For the latest on road and weather conditions, please visit https://sd511.org or dial 511.
Also in South Dakota, I-29 will close from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border.