Stranded motorists were given a temporary home at Central High School in Rapid City.
Black Hills Chapter of the Red Cross took in 35 stranded motorists Saturday night, according to Richard Smith, executive director of Black Hills Red Cross.
Smith says five volunteers have been working in shifts to provide people the help they need. "We give them food, a place to sleep, comfort kits that have the necessities like toothbrush, toothpaste, and make them comfortable until we can get them back out on the road and home," said Smith.
The Red Cross effort appreciated by one stranded traveler. "It's been very nice. They gave us some cots, some blankets, good food. They are very nice," said Mustafa Gaucherie.
Michele Lewis of the Black Hills Red Cross says a shelter was also opened in Spearfish. Red Cross volunteers from across South Dakota and North Dakota are arriving Monday with additional supplies and equipment.