Blizzard updates in KOTA Territory - KOTA Territory News

Blizzard updates in KOTA Territory

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Here are some updates on the blizzard situation:

According to Alexa White, Pennington County Emergency Management, some roads in Rapid City have been plowed, but these roads are not for the public to drive on. These clearings have been made for emergency responders. 

Central High School is a shelter being run by the Black Hills Red Cross for stranded motorists. People who are not stranded are reminded to stay home as roads are closed until 6 a.m. Sunday. 

Snowmobiles have been rescuing people all day and bringing oxygen to those without power. White says right now the main focus is on life safety, and the next step is cleaning up debris and getting the streets back to normal.

White says do not go to sleep with a heat source that is not your normal furnace and keep a fresh air supply in your house. 

Gary Engel, South Dakota Department of Transportation, says it's up in the air when Interstate 90 will be back open. He says possibly Sunday around noon.

Governor Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota will be using National Guard assets like snowplows, bulldozers, and tactical trucks to clean up the snow.

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