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Recent Snowfall Makes For Slick Travel In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Update: 2:42 p.m.

The city of Sioux Falls hasn't issued a snow alert for the past few snowfalls. While the main roads in town have been getting plowed, snow has been piling up in some of the side streets.

KELOLAND's Sarah McDonald spoke with street operations manager Dustin Hansen who says the city typically won't issue a snow alert unless there is four inches of snow.

Hansen says crews are working to keep emergency and secondary routes cleared up.

With snowfall forecasted this weekend, Hansen says they will reevaulaute if there needs to be a snow alert.

Updated 11 a.m.

Heavy snow during the afternoon hours on Monday likely played a role in a number of crashes around Sioux Falls.

The Sioux Falls Police Department responded to 26 crashes between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday night.

A snow plow crashed into a city bus near 11th Street and Prairie Avenue. Sam Clemens with the police department says there was one passenger on the bus but no injuries.

Published 10 a.m.

Monday's afternoon snowfall created difficulties in travel for many people.

Along many streets during the evening commute, including Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls, cars were backed up due to the slick conditions.

Witnesses reported a city bus versus snow plow crash Monday evening as well.

We will be talking with police about the number of crashes they've responded to recently and taking a closer look at current street conditions throughout the day.

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