SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Another winter storm is moving across parts of South Dakota Thursday.
Strong winds, up to 50mph, will develop this afternoon in southeastern KELOLAND. This will lead to blowing snow and near-blizzard conditions in eastern and southeastern KELOLAND.
KELOLAND Weather online resources
This will make for difficult traveling conditions.
Weather alerts are in place for portions of eastern South Dakota and will last through Friday morning. These are posted mainly for the blowing snow issues.
This system will be fast-moving, so by Friday afternoon, it should be moving out. Strong winds however will stick around into the weekend.
How much snow to expect depends on where you live.
There is a drastic cutoff from Valentine up to Huron and Sisseton. North of that line there will be minimal amounts of new snow. South of that line, including Sioux Falls, will see heavier snow with totals nearing 2-4 inches.
SD road conditions
Road conditions across South Dakota could change quickly as the weather develops.
At 3:15 p.m., Thursday, the SDHP patrol reported this jackknifed semi blocking both eastbound lanes of I90, just east of Brandon at about MM 409.
At 3:00 p.m. Thursday, the Minnesota State Patrol has issued a no-travel advisory in southwestern Minnesota. These are the road conditions on Hwy 60 near Mountain Lake.
In Brookings County, the Sheriff’s Office proved how fast road conditions can change during winter weather. They posted photos, in the gallery below, at US14 near 468th Ave at 7:15 a.m. and again at 8:45 a.m.
In Watertown, area troopers removed an abandoned tractor-trailer from the interstate near MM 175 on I-29.
They remind drivers to move over for vehicles with flashing lights.
According to the SD 511 website, are no travel advisories around Mitchell, Salem, Canistota, Webster, Bristol and Britton.
Travel is currently not advised in many parts of southwest Minnesota. As of 2:15 p.m., there is a crash on I-90 that is causing delays. The delays are happening between I-90 (Worthington and 10th Street (Brewster).
Click here to view the road conditions in southwest Minnesota.
Drivers can get an idea of what to expect on the South Dakota 511 website.
As weather conditions change, check the KELOLAND Closeline for the latest school and businesses closings across South Dakota. Several cities also put snow emergency information on the Closeline.
As of 6 a.m., there were more than 50 entries on the KELOLAND Closeline including Alcester-Hudson School District, Arlington School District, Brandon Valley School District, Bridgewater-Emery School District, Brookings School District, Corsica-Stickney School District, DeSmet School District, Dell Rapids School District, Deuel School District, Elkton School District, Flandreau School District, Food to You The Mobile Food Pantry, Hanson School District, Irene-Wakonda Schools, Lake Benton School District, Lake Preston Schools, Marion Schools, Marshall Schools, Oldham-Ramona Schools, Parker Schools, Plankinton School District, Rutland School District, Tiospa Zina Tribal School, Hartford schools and Yankton Schools.
SDSU will be closed Thursday due to this winter storm. Only essential employees will report for work today. According to the school’s website, SDSU plans to return to open status Friday morning.
You can watch as the storm moves into South Dakota by visiting our KELOLAND Live Cam page. It includes views from more than 30 communities across our area so you can check as the weather changes.