Rapid City, Pennington County roads CLOSED - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City, Pennington County roads CLOSED



Since 9:30am October 4 970 calls for service had been dispatched to Pennington County response agencies. Of those calls, we have dealt with 897 calls for response. This does not include additional calls that have been requested directly to the EOC for stranded motorists and welfare checks. As of 1pm there are 73 calls still holding for service and we are prioritizing those calls based on life safety priorities.

  • Travel is not allowed in the Rapid City and Pennington County areas. You can be ticketed for being on the roadway. No unauthorized travel allowed in Rapid City and Pennington County
  • Plows are beginning to make progress slowly. Cars in the roadway and downed power lines are slowing this operation.
  • There are still a number of West River Electric and Black Hills Power residents without power. As travel allows, crews will be out to begin repairs. Please be patient as this process could extend through the weekend.


The Rapid City Police and Pennington County Sheriff have ordered ALL roads closed in the city and county until 6:00 AM Sunday morning.  The order is in effect immediately. No one is allowed to travel.  Anyone who requires emergency hospitalization should call 911.

No weather-related deaths have been reported so far, according to RCPD Assistant Chief Karl Jegeris.


Other road closures:

I-90 Murdo to Sheridan, WY

Highway 44 west to Hwy. 385

Hwy. 44 east to Farmingdale

Hwy. 79 south to Hermosa

Hwy. 16 south to Keystone

Highway 85 Belle to ND

Hwy. 79 Sturgis to the Jct. with 20 (Bison)

Hwy. 212 from Montana to Belle Fourche and Newell and east Meade Co.

Hwy. 34 from Whitewood to Belle Fourche

In the Nebraska panhandle:

HWY 20 is CLOSED from Gordon to WY state line.
HWY 385 is CLOSED from Alliance to SD state line.
HWY 71 is CLOSED from Scottsbluff to SD state line.
HWY 87 is CLOSED from Alliance to the SD state line.
HWY 29 is CLOSED from Mitchell to Harrison.


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