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Sioux Falls Travel Troubles

January 30, 2014, 4:55 PM by Perry Groten

Sioux Falls Travel Troubles
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Thursday's ice and snow delayed dozens of schools and messed up travel plans, both on the ground and in the air. 
  
The street sign at Benson Road and Potsdam Avenue tells the story. Police responded to five separate crashes at this intersection in less than an hour. Melanie Kimball saw the police car, the flashing lights and one of the crashes, but still hit the vehicle in front of her.

"The ice was horrid. Coming off 229 onto Benson was creeping and I turned here, just putt putting and literally just slid into her because it was slick ice, just ice," Kimball said.

Nobody was hurt, but city crews had to be called in to sand the intersection and replace the sign. Sioux Falls police responded to 39 crashes between 6 and 9 Thursday morning. But Kimball isn't upset about the slippery streets; she says city crews did everything they could to make make it safe for the morning commute.

"It is what it is, so get the deductible out and suck it up and pay it and go on. There's no sense getting upset about something that can't be helped," Kimball said.

Over at the Sioux Falls airport, this luggage truck got stuck and had to be pushed out of the ice and snow. Icy runways caused cancellations and delays for many travelers. Maria Goodman and her extended family drove in from Chamberlain last night on their way to sunny Orlando.

"The board downstairs said it was still on time. We checked the web site and it said our flight was still at 9:11, they were going to land. When we got here everybody said that it was delayed until one o'clock," Goodman said.

That meant all 14 people in Goodman's party had more than five hours to kill, but she says it's all worth it as long as the flight eventually takes off.

"Yes, very very glad to leave the cold weather finally. It's supposed to be 80 degrees down there, so hopefully we make it," Goodman said.

If you're flying out Thursday evening, you might want to check ahead, many flights are still being delayed.

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