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South Dakota Highway Shut Down Due to Blizzard Conditions

5 Mar 2018, 9:59 am

South Dakota officials are warning drivers to stay off the roads Monday.

“Today is one of those days where you should stay home and not leave your couch,” South Dakota Highway Patrol said Monday morning on Facebook.

In the picture seen above, Highway Patrol showed their view and said that visibility and road conditions across the state were quickly deteriorating.

State officials have closed Interstate 90 between Murdo Exit 192 to Mitchell Exit 332 both east and westbound lanes.

State, county and city plows are having a hard time keeping roads clear with the heavy amount of snowfall, according to officials.

Multiple winter weather alerts have been issued not only in South Dakota but also to the surrounding states as well.

The Blizzard Warnings issued for the state will be in effect until Tuesday evening. Winds will gust as high as 55 miles per hour and cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. The National Weather Service says that significant drifting of snow is likely.

You can find more on that forecast here:

Blizzard Warnings in the High Plains and Upper Midwest

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