Interstate 90 Reopened (Westbound) from Mitchell to Sioux Falls

Posted on: January 4, 2023   |   Category: News

For Immediate Release: 
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023

Craig Smith, Director of Operations, 605-773-5155

PIERRE, S.D. – Interstate 90 has been reopened westbound from Sioux Falls to Mitchell as of 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

I-90 travel conditions:

Although I-90 is now reopened (eastbound and westbound) across the state, travelers should expect to encounter difficult driving conditions including narrow driving lanes, ice-covered roads, and snow-covered shoulders. Continual drifting is occurring due to the high accumulation of snow and sustained winds. Many on and off-ramps, along with the local crossroads at interchanges, remain impassable due to deep snow drifts.

Snow removal equipment will be working to remove snow and ice in the driving lanes and on the shoulders over the next few days. Please use extra caution and reduce travel speed as the clean-up continues.

No Travel Advisories remain in effect for state highways in the central and southeastern areas of South Dakota where the greatest snowfall totals were received in this storm system.

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