Multiple accidents across the area, officials urge caution

Icy conditions have led to multiple accidents and collisions this morning

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  • This is a picture of I-90 near Tilford, where a truck has appeared to slide into the ditch.
  • There are scenes like this all across the Eastern Foothills and I-90 corridor heading out towards Wall, SD.
  • Temperatures are hanging around the high teens and low 20s, so roads that look wet are more than likely icy.
  • Give yourself extra time, and be sure to check on road conditions before you head out the door

Here are some road conditions as of this morning and current weather conditions. Full forecast from this morning is posted below.

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Rapid City - North

Rapid City - South

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Spearfish - East

Spearfish - West

Deadwood - East

Deadwood - West

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Hot Springs - Maverick Junction North

Hot Springs - Maverick Junction South

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South Dakota Road Conditions

National Road Conditions

Current Conditions


 

  • Snow showers will continue to push through the region today, mostly sticking around the Black Hills area and the I-90 corridor.
  • Temperatures will struggle to reach the 20s and 30s today, with large areas of snow-covered roads – use caution

Here’s a quick look at road conditions this morning – many slick areas.

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Rapid City - North

Rapid City - South

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Spearfish - East

Spearfish - West

Deadwood - East

Deadwood - West

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Hot Springs - Maverick Junction North

Hot Springs - Maverick Junction South

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South Dakota Road Conditions

National Road Conditions

  • Things will wind down into the afternoon and evening hours, with a few snow showers and flurries stretching into the evening.
  • After midnight things will really start to dry out, with chilly conditions into Saturday morning with teens and 20s for temperatures.

  • Saturday morning is expected to stay try on the South Dakota side of things, but our next system will be knocking on the door in Northeastern Wyoming.
  • As soon as 9 AM areas of Gillette, Sheridan and Sundance could see snow showers, while the Black Hills should hold off until after lunch.

  • Snow cover will increase across the region by the afternoon, with the Northern Hills and areas North of the Black Hills seeing some decent snow bands.
  • There could be a brief break in the action between Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening before things starting ramping up again.

  • While the storm system pivots, dry and breezy conditions could lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow.
  • More snow bands are expected to move through in the overnight hours into Sunday morning.

  • Winds will start to pick up from the North and Northwest by early Sunday morning.
  • Temperatures will likely be in the teens with wind chills approaching zero – bundle up!

  • Accumulations will almost be a carbon copy of what we’ve experienced between Thursday evening and Friday morning.
  • Northern Hills and the Bear lodge mountains will likely see areas that exceed 6″+ of snow.
  • Areas along and North of I-90 are likely to see 1″-3″ of snow with even some areas of Harding and Perkins county possibly seeing 2″-5″ of snow.
  • Hot Springs and the Southern Hills will once again be in a “snow shadow”… with downslope winds drying out the surface and preventing snow bands from reaching the ground in some cases.

  • Once we get beyond Sunday afternoon, we get a bit of a break before our next anticipated system is expected to cross the region.
  • There is still a large amount of uncertainty with our system next week, but a large scale impact storm looks likely for at least a portion of the Central Plains – we could be a part of that story.
  • Something we are just watching at this point, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any changes to the forecast.

Current Conditions

 

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