Rain, sleet, ice and snow impact South Dakota travel conditions over Christmas

December 26, 2023

UNDATED–A Christmas Day ice storm affected much of the region.

The National Weather Service posted an Ice Storm Warning for northeast South Dakota on Monday. To the southwest, a Blizzard Warning was posted that covered much of central South Dakota.

Total ice accumulations up to one half of an inch, with some areas receiving up to three quarters of an inch. Winds were gusting as high as 45 mph.

The South Dakota DOT closed Interstate 90, both east and westbound from Mitchell to Wall Monday afternoon due to snow and ice and blizzard-like conditions.