Officials are opening the closed portion of Interstate 90 between Rapid City and the Wyoming border at 9 a.m. MDT (10 a.m. CDT).
TRAVEL CAUTION: Winds are still very high and while this portion of the Interstate is open, the roadway is still covered with about half an inch of ice.
Officials are asking drivers of high-profile vehicles to wait until this afternoon to travel when the winds decrease & crews have had more time to treat and reduce the amount of ice on the roadway.
I-90 remains closed between Rapid City and Exit 260 at Oacoma/Chamberlain. Roads across much of the rest of the state have “No Travel Advised” or are marked as “Impassable/Blocked”. Crews are out where visibility allows.
There is also significant flooding in the south central, southeastern part of the state, including a section of I-90 between Exits 264 and 268.
Motorists are cautioned to remember winter driving conditions still exist across the state and if you must travel to slow down, keep the cruise off and give plow drivers and emergency responders room to work.
Drivers are reminded to check www.safetravelusa.com/sd or call 5-1-1 before to view road conditions, No Travel Advisories, flooded roadways and roads marked as impassable.
(SD Dept. of Transportation)