HAMLIN COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — Strong winds, up to 50 mph, are causing snow to blow across the roads in Hamlin County Tuesday and slush on roads is creating slick conditions.

At 3:30 p.m. today, the SDHP reported the roads in the Watertown area are snow packed and slippery. The SDDOT is working hard on keeping the roads clear, but the gusty winds blow in drifts quickly after the plows go by. Troopers have reported several slide ins. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution if traveling, to wear seatbelts, move over for snowplows and slow down.

SD 511 as of 10:30 a.m.

Also, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office asks driver to be cautious on their commute home. In a social media post, the office reports strong winds are causing snow, ice and slush to build up in spots. They warn the slush can easily throw your vehicle into oncoming traffic.