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Interstate 90 Is Open US Highway 85 Remains Closed
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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265


PIERRE S.D. – State officials have reopened Interstate 90 to traffic between Spearfish Exit 14 and Piedmont Exit 44 in both directions.


I-90 was reopened from Exit 44 to Exit 55 Tuesday evening and there are some No Travel Advisories in place in the north central part of the state, west of the Missouri River.


U.S. Highway 85 remains closed from the Wyoming state line to Highway 14A due to an overturned tanker truck carrying hazardous materials.


Drivers are reminded that winter driving conditions still exist on I-90 and on many highways especially in western and central South Dakota. Motorists can expect snow packed and slippery areas, possible blowing and drifting snow, and low visibility at times as the expected 20-40 mph winds continue across the state today.


If you are travelling, you should reduce speed, turn off cruise control, wear your seat belt and leave extra space between you and other vehicles. High-profile vehicles such as semi-trucks and campers should use extreme caution.


Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 5-1-1 before heading out.


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