South Dakota digs out from another winter storm  (Audio)

January 4, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A nasty winter storm that dumped heavy snow across southeast and south central South Dakota Tuesday has, for the most part, exited the region today.

National Weather Service forecaster Mike Connolly says some lingering light snow will hang around today, but it won’t amount to much…

Official snow reports will come in today, and some of the amounts will be impressive–well over a foot in the Sioux Falls and Mitchell areas.

Connolly says this storm was laden with a lot of moisture, but the cutoff point between who got a lot of snow, and who didn’t get much was very narrow……

The nasty weather forced the South Dakota DOT to close I-29 from Sioux Falls to Brookings Tuesday morning, but that was re-opened as of 6 pm. last night.

Interstate 90 was closed from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls and that remained closed during the overnight hours.

The DOT says clean-up has been extremely slow due to the large number of vehicles that are stuck and stranded on I-90. Clean-up will completed during the morning hours today.

They say many state highways were physically impassable from blockages of large snow drifts and stranded vehicles. Motorists should not use secondary highways to avoid the I-90 closure.