Officials Advising Caution on I-90 and I-29
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016
For Immediate Release: Friday, November 18, 2016
Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation are cautioning drivers of continued dangerous driving conditions this evening and possibly overnight in the southeastern part of the state.
Craig Smith, Mitchell Region engineer, says I-90 west of Sioux Falls to Spencer and I-29 south of Sioux Falls to the Vermillion exit have compacted snow causing slippery, rough and potentially hazardous driving conditions.
Motorists are advised to reduce speed and be prepared for suddenly changing road conditions when traveling highways in and around southeastern South Dakota this evening and overnight as temperatures drop.
Numerous crashes, vehicles in the ditches and jackknifed semi-trucks are also causing travel delays and delaying the work of snowplow crews working to clear highways now that the snow has moved out and the wind has diminished.
Motorists are reminded to buckle up, keep the cruise control off, have a winter safety kit and pay attention to the road and your surroundings while driving.
Check www.safetravleusa.com/sd or call 5-1-1 for the most up-to-date road condition information before heading out.
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