No travel advisory posted near Hot Springs as Vineyard Fire continues to burn

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The South Dakota Department of Transportation and emergency officials are asking for help from motorists by avoiding driving in the area of Highway 18/385, also known as Fall River Road, between Hot Springs and Maverick due to heavy fire truck/equipment traffic travelling to a forest fire adjacent to the roadway.

Heavy winds have caused the fire to jump the fire line and motorists are asked to alter travel plans in this area to allow emergency vehicles to access the area unimpeded and for driver safety.

Highway 18 is not closed, but there is a No Travel Advisory posted.