Additional Interstate Closure Planned for Interstate 90 (Interstate Closures Update #2 – Friday, March 31, 2023)
For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 31, 2023
Craig Smith, Director of Operations, 605-773-5155
PIERRE, S.D. – The combination of freezing rain, accumulating snow, and strong winds is causing snow and ice covered roads along with blizzard-like conditions throughout the state. Conditions are continually deteriorating, with travel becoming extremely difficult. An additional Interstate Closure is planned for Interstate 90, from Chamberlain (exit 265) to Mitchell (exit 332) for 5:30 p.m. today, Friday, March 31, 2023.
The following Interstate closures, issued earlier in the day, remain in place:
- Interstate 90 (eastbound) will be closed from Rapid City (exit 67) to Chamberlain (exit 265); and closed from I-90 westbound from Chamberlain to Wall at 12 p.m. (noon) (CT)
- Interstate 90 (westbound ONLY) from Wall to Rapid City will remain open.
- Interstate 29 (northbound and southbound) is scheduled to close from Watertown (exit 177) to the North Dakota state line at 2 p.m. (CT)
No Travel Advisories are also expected to be placed on secondary highways throughout South Dakota due to high winds, blowing snow, and low visibilities associated with this winter storm system.
Motorists should not use secondary highways to avoid Interstate closures. Significantly reduced visibilities and blizzard-like conditions,, will make travel very dangerous.
For the latest on road and weather conditions, please visit https://sd511.org or dial 511.