Weather advisories issued throughout SD
UPDATE (6:45 p.m.) — Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has responded to multiple accidents after high winds pushed over multiple vehicles.
Wind on I-90 has tipped two high-profile vehicles near mile markers 70 and 71. Pennington County Emergency Management has announced that 70 mph winds will continue until approximately 9 p.m. in the region. Officials urge caution while driving and suggest delaying travel until wind gusts subside.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A number of weather advisories have been announced for much of South Dakota as a large weather system moves through the Midwest.
For counties in western and central South Dakota, a High Wind Warning has been issued until early Saturday morning. Wind gusts could be as strong as 60 mph throughout the night.
Eastern South Dakota counties have been placed under Winter Storm/Blizzard Warnings, some set to last until 6 p.m. CST on Saturday. Many highways are ice covered, snow-packed and slippery, and visibility ranges from one-quarter of a mile to zero. Wind Chill is expected to reach -25°F.
Travel is being strongly discouraged across most of eastern South Dakota well into Saturday. Drivers trying to avoid the closures are reminded that state highways and county roads will not be any better and may likely be worse.