Interstate 90 closed from Wall to Mitchell due to winter conditions

Both East and Westbound lanes closed due to winter conditions

WALL S.D. – According to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Transportation, Interstate 90 is closed from Wall to Mitchell effective immediately, both east and westbound lanes.

The release continues to say, “While visibility is improving west river, there are limited accommodations east of Wall. Travel across much of the state remains extremely difficult to impossible on both the interstate and other state and local highways. DOT crews and state troopers are reporting heavy drifting, stuck vehicles, snow-packed and icy roads and zero visibility. Winter maintenance is suspended in many areas due to visibility.”

DOT officials are cautioning travelers that strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph across the state this afternoon into Sunday morning will continue to make travel hazardous and has prompted numerous No Travel Advisories.

Department of Transportation maintenance crews have been out since 4 a.m. and those that have not already been pulled off highways will be brought in off highways at nightfall.

Motorists are asked to stay put and change any travel plans, especially in the northeastern part of the state until tomorrow.

Motorists should visit or call 511 to check the latest road conditions and travel advisories before travelling Monday morning. Conditions will be updated around 7 or 8 p.m. tonight and then again Monday morning between 4 and 5 a.m.”

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