SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The fresh snow in southern KELOLAND is making roads slick this morning.
Early morning roads are snow packed and difficult to travel south of Sioux Falls.
Rural roads are drifting with 15-30 mph winds in southern KELOLAND.
Slippery and wet roads are the main conditions being reported. According to South Dakota 511, no travel is advised on I-29 from just south of the Canton exit to the South Dakota border.
DOT says heavy snow along with high winds is causing conditions to deteriorate rapidly.
In Lincoln County, roads are snow covered and slippery. Blowing wind is causing some drifting on roadways.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, there has been multiple slid ins near Davis exit.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety posted these pictures to social media. Officials say they were taken between Oglala and Red Shirt. One could be seen laying on its roof while the other ended up on its side. Officials ask residents to use caution while traveling.
To view the latest road conditions across the state, click here.
KELOLAND Weather online resources
If you are planning on traveling south this week, you may also want to watch Nebraska and Iowa’s road maps.
In Nebraska, Interstate 80 is closed from Grand Island, Nebraska to the Wyoming border.
Parts of Sioux Falls had 5.5 inches of reported snowfall, as of 8:45 a.m. Other areas had 4 inches reported.
Vermillion, North Sioux City, Dakota City, Neb. and Rock Valley, Iowa all received 8 inches of snow during this winter storm.
Down further South in Yankton, they have 10 inches reported as of Thursday morning.
Tyndall had 6.6 inches of snow and Sioux City Iowa reported 6.5 inches.
KELOLAND Meteorologists will continue to have updates on the numbers throughout the day.
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.
Sioux Falls Snow Alert
The city of Sioux Falls has issued a snow alert.
Crews started working on emergency routes on Wednesday.
Plowing in zone 3 will start once emergency routes are cleared.
All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing once the snow alert is issued.
To find out what zone you live in, you can view the map on the city of Sioux Falls website.
You can signup for snow alert messages by texting “SNOWALERT” to 888777 or signup on the city’s website.
You can watch as the storm moves into South Dakota by visiting our KELOLAND Live Cam page. If includes views from more than 30 communities across our area so you can check as the weather changes.