Power outages, flooding follows spring snowstorm

Here is a list of road conditions this morning

Road conditions are hazardous this morning across the Black Hills and Rapid City. Here are a look at current road conditions

  • I-90 near Blackhawk

  • Spearfish, I-90

  • Deadwood, 14A

  • Box Elder/Ellsworth, Near I-90

  • Keystone, US-16

  • Fairburn, SD-79

  • Pringle SD-89

  • New Underwood, I-90

  • Wasta, I-90

In addition to our road conditions, many warnings and advisories have been posted. let’s break down each one.

  • No-Travel advisories still posted for large sections of the Black Hills
  • Over a foot has already fallen in some regions, an additional 2-4″+ are possible through this morning

  • The Northern and Eastern foothills can expect more snow this morning through the morning commute
  • Most should be ending by around 9 am, but slick conditions may persist
  • Flooding may also become a concern in these areas as snow quickly melts

  • A Very large area East of the Black Hills has been put under a areal flood warning
  • Any rivers, streams, ponds, lakes or otherwise vulnerable areas to flooding could experience such over the next couple of days in these areas.
  • Stay away from fast moving streams and rivers, and don’t drive over water-covered roads
  • An additional 0.5″ to 1″ of rain could still fall over the next couple of days

  • Minor flooding of the Little Missouri River is expected
  • Cresting is expected on Friday morning, but could change depending on further precipitation and snow melt progress

  • Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson Counties are expecting additional snowfall through noon this morning
  • Travel Along I-90 and I-25 could be difficult at times, so give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination

  • The Northern tier of the Bighorns are expecting a good amount of heavy, wet snow through Thursday morning
  • Avoiding travel through the area until the storm has passed is advised

  • No-Travel Advisories have been issued for the higher elevations of the Black Hills, Save for the Hot Springs area
  • I-90 is snow covered, slick and hazardous this morning from Sundance to at least Box Elder through the foothills
  • Downtown Rapid City also is snow covered, slick, and requires maximum attention to the roadways if you are travelling this morning
  • A WINTER STORM WARNING and a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remain in effect for the Black Hills Region until 9 AM
  • Flood warnings continue for areas East of the Black Hills, use extreme caution around fast moving rivers and streams, and do not drive over flooded roadways
  • More updates will follow this morning as they become available

Current Conditions


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