UPDATED 7 a.m.
Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the closure of state government offices in all South Dakota counties Thursday due to the snowstorm and flooding that continue to impact the state.
Only essential personnel within state offices in all counties should report to their work stations.
This storm now features blizzard conditions in much of the state. Interstate 90 remains closed from the Wyoming Border to Chamberlain-Oacoma. “No Travel Advisories” have been posted on other highways. Heavy rain has caused flooding in south central and southeast South Dakota with water covering some roads and highways.
Officials are monitoring the storm closely. People are being urged not to travel today. It is uncertain when many roads will be reopened.
Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the closure of state government offices in 49 South Dakota counties for Thursday due to the snowstorm and flooding that continue to impact the state
Counties included in the closure order are:
Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Corson, Custer, Davison, Dewey, Douglas, Edmunds, Fall River, Faulk, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Hanson, Harding, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lawrence, Lyman, McPherson, Meade, Mellette, Miner, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Tripp, Todd, Walworth, Yankton and Ziebach.
Only essential personnel within state offices in those counties should report to their work stations