Snow blew in from the south on Thursday, blanketing towns that haven’t seen accumulating flakes for a year and it caught some drivers even more off-guard.
“I haven't driven in snow in 13 years, so this is a new adventure for me right now,” Michelle Snyders said, who stopped along Interstate 29 near Canton on her way south to Vermillion.
“[My sister] said, ‘Hurry home because it's been snowing since 3 p.m. It's getting slippery.’ So I'm assuming it's cold and icky,” Snyders said.
Southeast South Dakota roads haven't seen large snow accumulations this year.
“It's pretty good until you get over here by Inwood, Iowa. Then it starts to get heavy, snow covered on the roads,” trucker Rollie Krumm said.
Krumm slowed down. He said other drivers did too.
Business at the Countryside near Canton wasn't brisk either.
“You get closer to Sioux Falls, I'm predicting it's cold, better the farther north I go,” Krumm said.
Drivers like Snyders headed south weren’t as confident.
“[I’m going to] try to keep my kid to keep the radio down so I can focus and both hands on the wheel, but it is still very intimidating,” Snyders said.
Check out Thursday night's driving conditions in Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue:
And, here's what it looks like on Interstate 29: