Spring storm delivers real punch in KOTA Territory - KOTA Territory News

Spring storm delivers real punch in KOTA Territory


A Spring storm with a promise of moisture and headaches blanketed KOTA Territory on Tuesday.

In Rapid City, schools and many businesses stayed closed.  Police are urging drivers not to travel in the city unless it's absolutely necessary.

Drivers without four–wheel drive or chains will have difficulty getting around even though plow drivers have been tirelessly working to access as many city roads as possible.

"We go all over town," said snow plow driver, Matt Verlyn. "Depends on where the area chief wants us, but we'll go there."

Streets and highways are icy with heavy drifting and high winds.

Those who must travel are encouraged to do so in the daylight hours and be prepared to stay until the storm passes through the state.

Police say to keep a winter weather survival kit in your car, which should include blankets, warm clothing, water, energy bars, a flashlight, a distress flag, a shovel and matches.

For more information on road conditions, call 511 or visit safetravelusa.com



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