Portion of Minnesota Avenue closed due to multiple crashes, ground blizzard

Minnesota Avenue is closed to southbound traffic near the airport as authorities work to clear multiple crashes.

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SIOUX FALLS — Authorities in Sioux Falls have closed a portion of Minnesota Avenue as a result of multiple crashes along a stretch near the airport.

The southbound lanes of North Minnesota Avenue are currently closed between Benson Avenue and West Algonquin Street as authorities respond to "several" crashes in the area. Traffic exiting southbound from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport is also affected.

The Sioux Falls Police Department announced the closure shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, adding that a ground blizzard is a factor in the crashes. No injuries have been reported.

Authorities say motorists must find another route until further notice.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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