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Heavy, wet snow causing trouble around the Black Hills

 Heavy, wet snow cause trouble in Rapid City in the Black Hills during the latest spring storm to hit the region
Heavy, wet snow cause trouble in Rapid City in the Black Hills during the latest spring storm to hit the region (KOTA)
Published: May. 22, 2019 at 7:13 AM CDT
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Heavy, wet snow causing trouble around the Black Hills

Multiple power outages, school delays and even a roadway washed out due to significant spring storm.

The Black Hills are in the middle of another spring storm. This one dropping significant moisture in rain and snow, bringing problems with it.

As of 6:00 a.m. a number of area schools announced late starts for Wednesday morning, including Rapid City Area Schools, Meade County, Custer, Hill City and Lead-Deadwood.

By 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Black Hills Energy outage map confirmed 36 outages or trouble areas leaving 2,968 customers either without power or in a trouble area. Conditions continue to change.

Rapid City confirms a culvert washed out closing a two-block stretch of West Nike Road. Tuesday night the culvert gave-way impacting the West Nike Road and Cobalt Drive intersection. Both westbound and eastbound lanes are impacted.

Repairs to this road can take up to three days, weather depending.

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