Winter weather wreaks havoc on area roads - KOTA Territory News

Winter weather wreaks havoc on area roads


It's the first real winter blast for much of KOTA Territory, with wind gusts nearing 50 miles per hour and snow.

Old man winter pays a visit, making for dangerous road conditions.

It's the first measurable snowfall of the year here in Rapid City, and in many surrounding areas.

And while there was a gentle snowfall this morning, the winds picked up, making for some very treacherous driving conditions.
Rapid City Police Department Sergeant Andy Becker says their have been multiple weather related accidents today.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation issued a no travel advisory on Interstate 90 between exits 60 and 110.

Snowplows were sanding the roadways, including Interstate 90, and that advisory has since been lifted.

Despite the slick roads, folks we talked to don't seem to mind the bout of winter weather.

"It's a little bit cold, we're out walking the dogs, got a little one over that that can't handle the cold," says Bobbi Jo Post of Sioux Falls.
"Glorious, yeah it is, it's awesome, love the seasons changing here, but it was a little slick in the morning, but in the afternoon it got a little better," says Pam and Geoff Bonar of Rapid City.
While the snow has ended the wind is expected to remain through Sunday morning.

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