South Dakota agencies warn of poor winter road conditions

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota are issuing various weather related warnings via social media as snow falls across KELOLAND.

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office posted to their Facebook page, asking drivers to travel with caution. The post shows a picture of Hwy 30, and warns of packed snow and limited visibility.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol posted as well, sharing a message from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety advising motorists to check the road conditions on SD 511.

As of about 3:30pm Friday, many highways in eastern South Dakota were under categorized as having wet and slippery surfaces, with many also marked as having scattered ice.

Update of SD 511 road map as of approximately 3:30pm Friday

The Highway Patrol also posted a photo showing a mix of rain, snow and fog in the Huron area, warning of slick roads.

Another post by the Highway Patrol highlights the impact blowing snow on visibility, showing the scene just down the road from a crash site, where the incident is impossible to see due to the snow.

The Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office announced in a post Friday afternoon that emergency services responded to a single vehicle rollover crash in which the driver did not require hospitalization. While the post does not blame the crash on weather conditions, it is noted that the driver had lost control.

The South Dakota DOT also posted, warning of high winds, blowing snow, ice and low visibility resulting in hazardous travel conditions.

Stay up to date with the latest weather conditions both on-air and online at KELOLAND.com. You can also take a look at weather conditions in your area with the KELOLAND LiveCam network.

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