2/23/2023: More government office closings in South Dakota today due to weather

February 23, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered state government executive branch offices in certain counties to remain closed until noon today (Thursday) because of the winter storm in South Dakota.

State offices will remain closed until noon in the following counties: Aurora, Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Buffalo, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, McCook, McPherson, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Potter, Sanborn, Spink, Sully, Turner, and Walworth.

While executive branch offices in these counties will be closed, state employees will be working remotely.

The eastern part of the state remains in a blizzard warning until noon today.

Many state highways already have no travel advised, and numerous roads are physically blocked. Portions of I-29 and I-90 are closed. If South Dakotans must travel, they should check the sd511.org or the SD511 mobile app.