Less than an inch of snow fell in Sioux Falls Monday afternoon but the six-tenths that did fall coated the roads and caused numerous crashes around the city.
Several of the crashes happened on Interstates 90, 29, and 229 with reports of cars sliding into the ditch and spinning into the median.
“Seems like people are over driving the road conditions and not giving themselves room in between the vehicles in front of them,” South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Steve Schade said.
Safe Travel USA shows scattered slippery spots up and down Interstate 29 and on most major highways in eastern South Dakota.
The snow was a factor in a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Interstate 229 and Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. and caused significant damage to at least two vehicles but no one was seriously hurt.
According to KELOLAND Meteorologist Scot Mundt, more light snow is expected Tuesday and Wednesday with a total accumulation of more than four inches by the New Year.