Boulder Canyon closed after rocks fall

Photo courtesy of the South Dakota Highway Patrol

UPDATE: Crews were able to clear the rocks from the road Saturday morning. Travel is no longer restricted.


STURGIS, S.D. — Highway 14A between Sturgis and Deadwood was closed after a late-night rock fall from the canyon walls.

Highway Patrol reported the fall at about 11:40 Friday night on their Facebook page. Rocks continued falling from the canyon for an hour, forcing officials to close the road and wait until it is safe to travel.

South Dakota Department of Transportation set up road blocks to prevent travel until the rocks stop falling and cleanup is completed.

Until cleanup is done, Highway 85 can be used to get to I-90.

Photo courtesy of the South Dakota Highway Patrol

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