I-29 Closing from Watertown to North Dakota Border

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are advising motorists that Interstate 29 will be closing from Watertown to the North Dakota border, both north and southbound, effective immediately.

I-90 remains closed between Exit 67 east of Rapid City to Mitchell for eastbound traffic and from Mitchell to Wall for westbound traffic.

The closed portions of I-29 and I-90 will remain closed overnight into Monday. Travelers can get the most up-to-date information on closures from calling 5-1-1 or visiting https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/.

Weather that includes heavy snow and high winds are making travel difficult in many areas across the state. According to the National Weather Service road and weather conditions are expected to remain difficult overnight.

Many highways across the state are experiencing heavy drifting, are ice covered, and snow-packed and slippery. Travel across much of the state is being discouraged tonight into Monday unless absolutely necessary. Drivers trying to avoid the closures are reminded that travel on other state highways or county roads is hazardous to impossible in many locations.

Officials say snowplows will be brought in off most highways by early evening. Heavy drifting will start to occur quickly making travel hazardous to impossible overnight.

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