The blizzard hitting Rapid City Friday caused many cars to swerve off the road and many roads are impassable.
Driving isn't the only danger when high winds and snow mix, downed power lines can also be a problem.
At around 2:30 P.M. Rapid City fire fighters responded to a reported fire on St. Andrews Street.
According to firefighters on the scene, a tree had amassed too much snow and one of it's branches fell on a power line, ripping the line completely out of the power meter.
This caused sparking since the wires were still live.
There was no major fire damage in the house.
Those living nearby say this is some of the worst weather they have seen and aren't surprised something like this happened.
"We struggle with this every year with these trees around here." Said Chris Cozak, who lives nearby. "with the electricity and stuff like that it's not that bad when the snow isn't that heavy but with the rain we also had its bad."
Lieutenant Jon Buxton with the Rapid City Fire Department said he and his team had responded to a few calls Friday, but that number would most likely go up during the later hours.