SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Another round of severe weather is making its way across KELOLAND this week.
As of 4 p.m. CT, Hot Springs reported the most snow with 30 inches. Custer was number two on the list with 21.5 inches and Hermosa has 16 inches.
On top of the snow, we’ll also be dealing with a lot of wind during this storm. Gusts approaching and exceeding 50 miles per hour are not out of the question.
Between the snow and the wind, travel will become impossible.
South Dakota road conditions
This latest round of winter weather is impacting roads in parts of South Dakota.
As of 2 p.m. CT, Interstate 29 from Watertown to the North Dakota state line has been closed to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
The DOT says a combination of heavy snow and sustained strong winds are causing snow and ice-covered roads along with blizzard-like conditions throughout northeastern and north-central South Dakota. The weather is creating difficult travel conditions with snow-packed roads and low visibility.
The DOT closed I-90 from Rapid City to Murdo late Tuesday afternoon.
In addition, No Travel Advisories are in place on many secondary highways in the state. A no travel advisory goes into effect for all of Brown County, including the city of Aberdeen, as of 5 p.m. CT Tuesday. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Aberdeen Police Department and other public safety officials say that will remain in place until 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Throughout the day, the South Dakota Highway Patrol has shared photos of conditions across the state. Around 4:30 p.m., troopers said a semi loaded with cattle had tipped on SD 127 about five miles north of Sisseton. Troopers also reported two semis stuck in snow on US 12 west of Summit as of 4:30 p.m. CT.
The Highway Patrol shared on social media a photo of the semi stuck in snow around 11 a.m. CT, saying it slid off the road due to the driver not being able to see the road.
There are also no travel advisories on roads from Hill City to Pine Ridge.
All roads on the Pine Ridge Reservation are also closed. The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety says any drivers out on the roads will be charged and fined $350. The cars will be parked, and everyone will be brought to the nearest service center. Officials say this includes anyone trying to get around I-90.
Drivers can get an idea of what to expect on the South Dakota 511 website.
KELOLAND Weather online resources
How much snow to expect depends on where you live.
There’s been a lot of snow that’s fallen for a good portion of KELOLAND with a wealth of moisture available. But it should slowly dissipate as we go into the rest of the day on Wednesday.
As weather conditions change, check the KELOLAND Closeline for the latest school and businesses closings across South Dakota. Several cities also put snow emergency information on the Closeline.
As of 5 p.m. CT, there are more than 20 entries on the KELOLAND Closeline including Groten District, Haakon School District, Wall School District and Winner School District.
Rapid City Regional Airport has closed the main commercial runway and terminal due to severe winter weather. Officials say travel to the airport is not advised.
Travelers are encouraged to check their flight status with their air carrier.
You can watch as the storm moves into South Dakota by visiting our KELOLAND Live Cam page. It includes views from more than 30 communities across our area so you can check as the weather changes.