SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota authorities are reminding drivers to give themselves extra time during their morning commute.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says black ice and high winds made road conditions worse overnight.
The sheriff’s office also says that if you are in a crash, stay in your vehicle.
The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says no travel is advised between Eureka, Leola, Britton, Langford and 281 north of Aberdeen. The strong winds and recent snowfall has created whiteout conditions for travelers.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the northern half of the state. This includes the following counties in South Dakota: Brown, Butte, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Corson, Day, Deuel, Dewey, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Harding, Marshall, McPherson, Northern Meade Co Plains, Perkins, Potter, Roberts, Spink, Walworth and Ziebach.
The following counties in Minnesota are also included: Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle, Traverse and Yellow Medicine.
High winds should be expected during the first part of the day. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the following counties in South Dakota: Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hand, Hanson, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Stanley, Sully and Turner.
Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth and Sioux Counties in Iowa should also expect strong winds.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the following counties in Minnesota: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock.
Two counties in Nebraska are included in the wind advisory: Dakota and Dixon.
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