It’s been five days since a record-setting blizzard blew through the Black Hills, snapping trees, dumping several feet of snow and leaving thousands of people without power.
While several cities are making progress, a lot still needs to be done.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 8,000 people are still in the dark after the storm.
Officials say that's because 3,800 poles were knocked down during the storm, causing widespread power outages.
Thirteen counties in western South Dakota have been affected by the storm.
And more than 160 workers are helping crews out west.
Officials with Black Hills Power are asking customers to remain patient as they continue to comb through the repairs.
On Tuesday afternoon, an emergency Pennington County Commission meeting will be held in response to the fall storm.
Officials will brief the County Commission on the status of the disaster response and recovery and will also ask the commission to declare a state of emergency.
The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.