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UPDATE: No travel advised in Rapid City

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The Rapid City Police and Fire Departments want to remind residents there is a no travel advisory in effect until further notice.  

 

First responders are overwhelmed with calls for stuck vehicles, which is hampering emergency services. Trees and power lines are down around the city, making some roads impassable.  In addition,  snow and ice is accumulating on traffic signals, making traffic lights difficult to see and causing accidents.

 

First responders are attempting to respond to all emergency calls, but are not able to assist stuck vehicles due to call volumes. Vehicles without four-wheel drive will get stuck. Please help first responders by staying put - do not drive unless it's an emergency! 

(Original Story)

As of 11 a.m., the Rapid City Police Department has issued a no travel advisory for Rapid City.

Road conditions in town are deteriorating quickly.  Visibility is currently about a quarter mile, and thick slush on the roads is causing vehicles to hydroplane. Numerous vehicles have been seen in the ditch on Catron Boulevard and Highway 16.

Snow is expected to continue throughout the day and evening, and roads are expected to get icy as the wet slush begins to freeze.

Police will continue to evaluate road conditions as the storm continues, but the no travel advisory is in effect until further notice.

 

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