UPDATE: Westbound I-90 reopens to traffic near Exit 59

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — The westbound lanes of Interstate 90 opened to traffic Monday afternoon following a serious semi crash near Rapid City.

According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a semi was heading west near Exit 59 when it struck a concrete barrier just before 5 a.m. Monday.

The semi overturned on its side and slid across the instate, damaging several feet of guardrail, officials say.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation detoured traffic off the interstate at Exit 57 for several hours. Westbound traffic was closed between Exit 58 and 59 until just before 3:15 p.m. MDT. A Department of Public Safety spokesperson says the lanes were shut down for a total of 10 hours and 26 minutes.

The 62-year-old Hermosa man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say charges are pending.

Below is a snapshot from the SD DOT map, it shows construction in the area.

The Rapid City Fire Department shared these photos to their social media accounts, asking drivers to avoid the area.

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