Over $7 billion in damages to roads across South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. — Long after heavy snows and flooding, the damage to South Dakota’s roads has been tallied.

An assessment of South Dakota’s highways and byways confirmed that the road damage alone will cost $7.5 billion to repair.

Water levels are still too high to accurately account for yet, meaning the damage total could rise once the areas are properly assessed.

Twelve bridges have been closed across the state and three have traffic confined to just single lanes until officials are confident the bridges can handle the weight of two traffic lanes.

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