SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Snow and strong winds are part of a storm moving through the area on Friday.

With several inches of snow expected throughout the day, Sioux Falls Police are encouraging drivers to take extra caution.

“[We] ask everybody to just slow down. Looks like we’ve been pretty lucky so far, roads are looking alright for now. But with our weather events that may come take a little extra time, plan accordingly and be safe out there,” Sgt. Forster with the Sioux Falls Police Department said.

Several schools are also closed today due to the weather. Some Minnesota schools are using E-learning instead of in-person classes.

There are multiple closings and delays on the KELOLAND Closeline. To find out if your child’s school is cancelled or delayed, click here.

The snow is expected to fall in areas along and east of the James River. A combination of computer models puts the heaviest band of snowfall from the Coteau in NE South Dakota, through the I-29 corridor through Brookings, and then along the Buffalo Ridge in SW Minnesota. Snowfalls amounts of 4-8” amounts will be common, according to KELOLAND meteorologists.

Road conditions in the eastern half of the state are icy, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation 511 map at 11:40 a.m. CT.

The storm has prompted a number of watches and warnings to be issued for wind and snow. Travel is likely to be impacted across South Dakota. You can find the latest road conditions online.

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