Interstates Reopened Across South Dakota
(Saturday, March 18, 2023)

Posted on: March 18, 2023   |   Category: News

For Immediate Release: 
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Julie Stevenson, Strategic Communication Coordinator, 605-773-2898

PIERRE, S.D. – Interstate 90 (from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls) and Interstate 29 (from the North Dakota border to Sioux Falls) have reopened to traffic as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Travel Conditions:

Due to the extremely cold temperatures and windy conditions, applying chemical and salt are not effective treatment options.

  • Travelers should expect to encounter stretches of ice-covered roads and snow covered shoulders on the Interstates.
  • Snow removal equipment will be working to remove ice in the driving lanes and snow remaining on shoulders.
  • Motorists are reminded to not use cruise control in these conditions.
  • Please use extra caution and reduce travel speed.

No Travel Advisories continue to be in place on some state highways in the northeast portion of the state.

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