SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As northeastern South Dakota experiences another round of this week’s winter storm, the South Dakota Department of Transportation 511 map has listed sections of Interstate 29 and several highways as no travel advised.

The road conditions and travel advisories were as of about 3:49 p.m. today, according to the 511 map.

A section of I-29 from near the crossing of Highway 20 in the south, north to the border with North Dakota is listed as no travel advised. No travel is also advised for a section of South Dakota Highway 10 from near Britton to near the border with Minnesota. No travel is also advised for SD127 between SD10 and North Dakota State Line as well as other sections of highways in that region.

The ice also caused power outages.

More than 200 customers lost power in Kingsbury County.

As of 1 p.m., the South Dakota Rural Electric Association reported that 1,064 customers of member cooperatives were without power. Most of them were in eastern South Dakota.

At 2 p.m. the number of cooperative customers without power increased to 1,456, according to the SDREA.

Slippery road conditions are being reported in areas of eastern South Dakota.

The Watertown Police advised no travel in the city as of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Facebook post. Day County also advised no travel earlier this morning.

City facilities are closed Tuesday.

The city of Milbank got some expected ice Monday and Tuesday but “it’s been snowing now since about noon,” city administrator John Forman said.

Forman said he was driving in the town around noon and conditions weren’t too bad but the snow will likely change conditions.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol said roads were slick on Interstate 29 near Brookings and on U.S. Highway 281 from Redfield to Interstate 90.

KELOLAND meteorologist Scot Mundt said Watertown got about 1/3 of an inch of ice Monday into Tuesday.

Kingsbury Electric Cooperative said at about 10:30 a.m. today, about 140 customers were still without power.

Trees covered with ice on top of lines and poles were the largest cause of outages. Crews needed to de-energize some lines so branches could be cut and removed from power lines.

The 1 p.m. map of power outages listed 202 customers of H-D Electric Cooperative, Inc. were without power in Brookings County. Lake Region Electric Association had 208 customers without power in Day County.

In Codington County, 270 customers of Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative were without power.

There is a building block of counties with outages from six customers without power in Minnehaha up through Moody, Lake and Miner, with the next step Kingsbury and Brookings and Hamlin, Codington and lastly Marshall County at the North Dakota. This was as of 2 p.m.

Some Kingsbury Electric Cooperative customers could be without power all day, the cooperative said. The cooperative serves 886 customers in the DeSmet area.

Northeastern KELOLAND, including Watertown, are hovering at about 32 degrees as of about 9 a.m. today, said meteorologist Brian Karstens.

It may be difficult for for temperatures to get above freezing today, in areas around Watertown, Karstens said. The ice could end around 6 p.m. today and snow will likely start then, Karstens said.

KELOLAND Weather graphic of ice accumulation as of Tuesday morning, Dec. 13.

Ice has covered streets and trees in the Lake Preston area as well as Britton.

The city of Mitchell had about 4 1/2 to six inches of snow Monday into Tuesday, said Joe Schroeder, the city’s public works director.

The city has been clearing streets from curb to curb, Schroeder said. One main focus is to make sure inlets are open and cleared for any rain or melting snow, he said.

“Once we are comfortable with that, we can (again) be clearing slush off the street…,” Schroeder said, in preparation for the next round of the storm.

Round 2 coming next

This is an evolving storm and KELOLAND meteorologists expected waves of mixed moisture and wind from Monday into Thursday night.

Areas of the James River Valley including Mitchell and nearby towns will see a shift after today (Tuesday) said KELOLAND meteorologist Brian Karstens.

“The worst is yet to come for the Mitchell area,” Karstens said.

He said from about 6 a.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Thursday, this area will get heavy snow and wind.

Mitchell is expecting “anywhere from five to 10 inches,” overnight and into Thursday, Schroeder said.

Schroeder said he’s lived in Mitchell since 2011 and in the area his entire life. He can’t recall a time in the past 11 years where Mitchell has received eight to 10 inches of snow.

But, “as a kid I can remember two feet to three feet,” he said.

The ice warning is expected to expire at 6 p.m. today in the Watertown area and snow should start about the time that ice warning expires, Karstens said.

That area could receive four to eight inches of snow, he said.

Forman said the latest forecast for the Milbank was six to 10 inches which is more than the four to six originally forecast.

“It is what it is and we can’t change anything,” Forman said. The city will continue to plow with a priority on keeping emergency routes and other main routes open, he said.

Sioux Falls has yet to experience its worse snow dose of the storm, Karstens said.

Wednesday will be quieter in the Sioux Falls area but things will change Thursday.

Sioux Falls could get two to four inches of snow with high winds. Blowing and drifting snow will happen in the Sioux Falls area as well as in the northeastern part of the state.

By Thursday, the northeastern part of the state should have received its largest snowfall amounts, Karstens said.

Conditions vary from north to south

The town of Britton is about 10 miles from the North Dakota border. Aberdeen is southwest and Sisseton is to the slightly southeast.

The temperatures on Monday and into Tuesday hovered around 33 and 34 degrees, said city official Jennifer Athey. The city has dealt mostly with slush over night and today, Athey said.

But, more snow is expected because it’s predicted for the Aberdeen area. Another 1 to 4 inches is predicted overnight and up to two inches is predicted for Wednesday.

A South Dakota Department of Transportation traffic camera photo on Interstate 29 near Sisseton.

Elk Point, at the southern end of eastern South Dakota, is part of a forecast with a slight chance of drizzle or freezing rain tonight and little or no snow accumulations Wednesday and Thursday.

The storm forced school closures and the closure of other activities on Tuesday.

Start with the A as an example. Public and private schools in Aberdeen, Alcester and Arlington are closed. B is an example of how the weather conditions will vary in the east. Beresford public school was two hours late as of 8:45 a.m. and Brookings, to the north, was closed.

School was also closed in Watertown.