Snow storm latest: Interstate 90 reopens in western South Dakota

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UPDATED at 3:14 p.m. CT

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation says officials will reopen eastbound and westbound I-90 Wednesday, from Rapid City to the Wyoming state line at 2 p.m. MT.


PUBLISHED 12:05 p.m. CT

There are several no travel advisories issued across western South Dakota.

According to the South Dakota Department of Transportation road conditions map, the no travel advisories are along several roads between Custer and Belle Fourche.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says there is low visibility, strong winds and icy conditions along the interstate. There are also several highways, lined in black and red, where “no travel” is advised due to the snow.

South Dakota 511 map as of 11 a.m. CT

Interstate 90 remains closed from Rapid City to the Wyoming state line, due to the heavy snow and high winds that have been accumulating.

A Winter Weather Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says plows are out, but heavy snow and strong winds are interfering with their efforts.

Learn more about Wednesday’s weather conditions from the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center by clicking here.

The Rapid City Area Schools District has cancelled school on Wednesday, calling it a “true snow day.”

Stay up to date with the latest closings and cancellations with the KELOLAND Closeline page.

The City of Spearfish says no travel is advised as of 7 a.m. MDT. In a post to their Facebook page, the city said there will be no garbage pickup on Wednesday.

The no travel advisory was issued Tuesday night, and city officials said they would be evaluating conditions Wednesday morning. Officials say residents should travel on the roads unless it’s an emergency.


Winter Weather Resources

Learn about the approaching storm in-depth from the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center in the latest forecast update from our meteorologists:

For a full list of weather alerts in KELOLAND, click here.

Travel Resources

🚗 Driving

You can view road conditions in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wyoming. You can also call 511.

By Air

You can check airport delays at Sioux Falls Regional Airport or Rapid City Regional Airport. If you are flying to a major hub, be sure to check that airport’s status as well. Some common hubs out of KELOLAND are: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Denver or Chicago (O’Hare).

You can check the up-to-the-minute travel waivers from each airline’s website: Delta, American, United, Frontier or Allegiant.

Closeline

If a school is closed or a church or a major event is canceled, hear about it first from the KELOLAND Closeline. If you need to submit a closing, here are the instructions.

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