Blizzard wreaks havoc on area roads - KOTA Territory News

Blizzard wreaks havoc on area roads


The last 24 hours have pretty much been a blur for KOTA Territory.
White-out conditions from blowing snow have stranded motorists and closed roads.
While snow totals ranged from an inch to more than a foot, the wind was fierce just about everywhere, nearing 60mph, causing major headaches for cleanup crews.

Portions of I-90 remain closed Sunday night, from Wall all the way across the state to Sioux Falls.

And that was evident at the Flying Jay Truck Stop, where dozens of semis are parked, waiting out the storm.

The slick roads and blowing snow are to blame for numerous accidents.

People we talked to Sunday still managed to make it out to Rushmore Crossing saying roads in and around Rapid City weren't too bad.
"They were icy out there today, the winds were blowing something terrible, we tried to go snowmobiling and it was just so bad we had to turn around and come back," said Martin Stover.
"They were just fine, we live up by the mall. The side streets were a little bit heavier but the other ones were a bit melted and slushy," said Lucille Gabert.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to nearly a dozen accidents and 15 cars in the ditch.

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