Heavy snow expected to continue in parts of the Black Hills overnight
PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — Heavy snow is expected to continue falling in parts of the Black Hills overnight and road conditions are deteriorating in areas.
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office tweeted photos of two accidents along Highway 16 on Tuesday, with a reminder that a no travel advisory has been issued in Keystone and Hill City. A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Black Hills through early Wednesday morning.
Hill City Schools announced they will be opening late on Wednesday at 10 a.m. You can stay updated on closings and delays at https://www.newscenter1.tv/weather/closings-delays/.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, along with businesses in Keystone, announced closures Tuesday due to power outages and winter weather conditions. According to Black Hills Energy, about 1,000 customers were impacted by power outages throughout the Southern Hills and a few isolated areas of Piedmont and Rapid City.
Flooding is also a concern across creeks and streams in the area as the storm system continues to bring widespread precipitation.
Precipitation will gradually decrease on Wednesday, but another storm system is expected to bring additional precipitation on Thursday.