UPDATED 11:05 a.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Interstates 90 and 29 are now open for traffic, officials announced about 11 a.m. Monday.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation said even though the interstates are open, conditions are still rough. Expect ice covered, snow-packed and slippery road conditions with drifting in open areas.
A powerful winter storm is lingering Monday morning.
More than 12 inches of snow has fallen in many areas and high wind speeds Monday are keeping traveling conditions poor.
The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety shared photos of large snow drifts from Interstate 90 on Monday morning. Interstate 90 westbound from Mitchell to Wall and I-90 eastbound from Rapid City Exit 67 to Mitchell remains closed.
Interstate 29 from Watertown to North Dakota also remains closed.
An official with the Mitchell Region of the SD Department of Transportation said wind and blowing snow continues to be an issue. There’s drifting at bridge ends and overpasses. Authorities added to expect closures to remain until winds die down and plow trucks can keep up with the blowing snow.
No travel is advised for much of central, east central and northern KELOLAND.
Officials are reminding drivers plow crews are working to clear roads and it’s important to let them do their work first before reopening roads.
You can see the snowfall totals from 8 a.m. Monday morning below.
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