Interstates to close from Sioux Falls to North Dakota, Mitchell
In their announcement, the South Dakota Department of Transportation said high winds are expected to create extensive drifting along the interstates.
SIOUX FALLS — More than 230 miles of interstate closures are set to take effect Tuesday evening as an impending blizzard is expected to impact travel in eastern South Dakota.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation announced via social media that Interstate 29 will close from Brookings to the North Dakota state line at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. At 10 p.m., the stretch of Interstate 29 from Brookings to Sioux Falls will close, as will Interstate 90 from Sioux Falls to Mitchell.
The following Interstate closures are planned for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023:— SDDOT (@SouthDakotaDOT) February 22, 2023
• I-29 from the North Dakota state line to Brookings at 8 p.m.
• I-29 from Brookings (exit 132) to Sioux Falls (exit 84) at 10 p.m.
• I-90 from Sioux Falls (exit 395) to Mitchell (exit 332) at 10 p.m. pic.twitter.com/G6nuqRTyPJ
The closures come as a significant winter storm is set to bear down on the area, bringing as many as 12 inches of snow to the Sioux Falls area, with higher snow totals of up to 14 inches expected in Brookings.
In their announcement, the department said high winds are expected to create extensive drifting along the interstates.
Navigating around road closure signage and traveling on closed roads is a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and $500 in fines.
The latest details on road closures are available at SD511.org.