Weather Alert Thursday Morning


People across KELOLAND are waking up to a wide variety of conditions from a blizzard to ice and flooding. 

There are new road closures in the City of Sioux Falls Thursday morning. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue has been announcing road closures from flooding on Twitter. 

They announced the 57th Street tunnel is closed, along with sections of 41st Street, including from Louise to Shirley. Westport is closed from 41st Street to 49th Street. Oxbow is closed from 49th Street to 57th Street, 12th Street is closed from Sertoma to LaMesa and 41st Street is closed from Cliff to Carter. 

Before heading out Thursday, check the latest road closures in Sioux Falls. The City of Sioux Falls has a map that continues to be updated with the latest changes of road conditions. 

Here’s the map. 

Rivers are rising quickly, including the Big Sioux and the immediate runoff in the city of Sioux Falls. Take a look at this graphic.

Interstate 90 remains closed between Chamberlain and the Wyoming border. Many roads in southeastern South Dakota are closed because of flooding. State government offices in 49 counties have been closed Thursday because of the weather. 

Dozens of schools are once again closed because of the weather. Rapid City, Brookings, Huron, Yankton and Brandon Valley have all cancelled classes. Dozens of other school are also closed. You can see them all on the KELOLAND Closeline. 

The winter weather has left some people without power Thursday morning. Northern Electric Cooperative posted a picture of ice start building on power lines Wednesday afternoon. The picture was taken near Redfield in Spink County. 

Northern Electric says crews were called back to the shop last night as conditions got worse. They will be back out this morning to work on outages.

On the eastern side of KELOLAND, the rain is expected to turn to snow later Thursday. Until then, many areas are dealing with flooding. Lincoln County is seeing it’s fair share of water problems. With several homes flooding, the city of Canton put together a sandbagging station at the Tri-State Ready-Mix plant. 

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