PENNINGTON COUNTY, SD -
The travel ban in Rapid City and Pennington County was lifted at 6 a.m. Most of the roads within the city and the county have not been thoroughly plowed. Those roads that have been plowed are mostly one lane. With the amount of cars out and the inability to pass, it hampers the progress of plow crews, power crews and emergency responders. First responders are asking the public not to drive unless it is an emergency.
With plow crews out in full force, the first priority is the removal of snow and debris so that power crews can restore service. Once those areas are cleared, normal city and county snow removal procedures will take effect.
The shelter at Rapid City Central is still open to the public. Enter through the double glass doors from Mt. Rushmore Road.
City and County offices along with the 7th Circuit Court and Rapid City Area Schools will be closed on Monday, October 7.
First responders are flooded with calls for stuck vehicles. Currently, they are unable to respond to stuck vehicle calls.
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