UPDATED: 1:00 p.m.
PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — It’s late May and people in the Black Hills will be dealing with icy, snowy roads.
Tuesday afternoon the roads were in worse conditions and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office said the power was out in Keystone and Mount Rushmore. Officials said visibility was at about 100 yards and 8 to 10 inches of snow has fallen.
Tourists, If you’re planning a trip to Keystone, Hill City or Mount Rushmore, don’t bother today. Power is spotty in Hill City. No power in Keystone or Mt. Rushmore. Most businesses & Rushmore are closed. Visibility is about 100 yards, roads are slippery with 8-10 inches of snow. pic.twitter.com/De6UGZXtfG — Pennington County SO (@PennCoSheriff) May 21, 2019
At 12:30 p.m., Hill City called off school for the day.
Around 11 a.m. CDT, authorities said facilities at Mount Rushmore are temporarily closed because of a power outage. Photos of a snow plow and amublance in a ditch were also posted.
On Tuesday morning, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office posted four photos of snow-covered roads. Authorities are reminding the public to be careful when traveling.
Many parts of the Black Hills are under a Winter Storm Warning which will expire Wednesday morning. Some areas could see as much as 9 inches of snow. You can find more weather details on the latest KELOLAND Storm Center Update.
If you have photos or video of snow to share from your area of KELOLAND, send them to email@example.com.