No travel advisory lifted for Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – No travel advisory for the Rapid City area has been lifted at this time.
Authorities are cautioning motorists as the no travel advisory lift does not mean all roads are driveable.
Be prepared to encounter “significant” snow drifts throughout Rapid City and Pennington County. Main streets have been plowed, but many side streets and the downtown area have not been.
Rapid City downtown area may not be cleared until late this evening or early tomorrow morning.
Motorists who chose to drive and get stuck are being cautioned to make arrangements to get their vehicles off the roads; as stranded vehicles encountered by plows will be towed.
Authorities in the area are asking if you do not have to travel in the area to continue to stay put as crews continue to make progress in clearing roads.
Pennington County Emergency Management is cautioning the traveling public that road conditions within Rapid City limits can be significantly different than other areas of the county.
Many roads east of Rapid City remain impassible due to continued blowing and drifting snow. Plows will remain in operation to clear central Black Hills and Eastern Pennington County roads.