KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

SF Residents Dig Out From Weekend Storm



Bookmark and Share

Some regions across South Dakot saw up to two feet of snow this weekend. While Sioux Falls didn't get as much snow with just under two inches, the city did see a third of an inch of rain, sleet mix before the snow even fell. That left residents with quite a mess.

Carol Puerkel said, "It was heavy, because you know it was slushy."

Puerkel says her husband scooped on Sunday, but on Monday it was her turn. And it was a battle between her and the layer of ice beneath the snow.

Puerkel said, "You can only do the top surface. Some of it you can scrape but otherwise it's going to stay until it gets warmer and melts."

John Persing was fighting the same battle.

Persing said, "I'm just doing what I can to get rid of some of this ice."

At 94-year-old, he still finds a way to shovel his driveway, something he's been doing for 53 years.

Persing said, "I only cleaned this three times yesterday so!"

Although Persing says it's good excercise, there's others who can't get of the house. For those people, there's people like James Nohava.
   
"There's a lot of elderly, people in wheelchairs, alway moving around Sioux Falls," said Nohava.

The company he works for, Bulldogs Construction, spends the winter shoveling and de-icing.

Nohava said, "Salt melts ice. At the very least it melts it to the point that you have more traction."

But there are times, situations like these, that even their heavy equipment will do the trick.

Nohava said, "Even the bobcat has trouble with some spots, it's really icy."

Leaving residents with mixed emotions.

Puerkel said, "I want as much moisture as we can get. We're dry."

Persing said, "I'm glad if it wouldn't have snowed at all."

The ice caused a few problems in Sioux Falls over the weekend. But it appears most people used their winter driving skills and slowed down. Sioux Falls Police only reported 21 accidents on Sunday. 
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Firefighters Undergo Structure Collapse Training

It's not just about driving trucks, climbing ladders, or ...

Ag-Drones Show Off Skills At Dakotafest  story with video

Drones are becoming extremely popular in film making and social media, but ...

DUI Implied Consent Law Unconstitutional  story with video

Changes are coming to South Dakota's DUI laws now that the South Dakota Supreme ...

South Dakota Tops Another List  story with video  Aug. 21

Wildlife Officials Increase Limits On Lake Yankton  Aug. 21

Steamy Weather Prompts Schools To Dismiss Students  Aug. 21

Sutton Named New CEO, President At Pierre Hospital  Aug. 21

Police Arrest SF Kidnapping, Assault Suspect  Aug. 21

SD DUI Implied Consent Law Ruled Unconstitutional  Aug. 21

Judge Rules On Evidence In Pierre Teen's Trial  Aug. 21

Transportation Funding Panel To Meet In Pierre  Aug. 21

Restaurant Won't Pass Higher Wage To Workers  Aug. 21

Presentation Gets Shot At Regaining Accreditation  Aug. 21

Federal Jury Convicts Man In Large Drug Bust  Aug. 21

El Riad Shrine To Host Midwest Shrine Association  story with video  Aug. 21

Weiland Calls Rounds 'Senator' In Forum Gaffe  Aug. 20

U.S. Senate Debate Surrounds EB-5 Scandal   story with video  Aug. 20

Iowa Mother Charged After Girl Becomes Pregnant  Aug. 20

SD Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off   story with video  Aug. 20

South Dakota Hunger Report Released  story with video  Aug. 20

Students Issued Chromebooks For Year Ahead  Aug. 20

SD Groups Form Alliance Against Pipeline  Aug. 20

SD Man Sentenced Over Worker Lead Poisoning  Aug. 20

Suspect Tried To Push Woman Into Lake  Aug. 20

KDLT News Archive
     

Iowa Mother Charged After Girl Becomes Pregnant

Authorities say a central Iowa woman faces a child ...

Suspect Tried To Push Woman Into Lake

Sioux Falls Police are looking for a 19-year-old man ...

Neunaber's Father Died Of Natural Causes

(KTIV) The Plymouth County Sheriff released the ...

U.S. Senate Debate Surrounds EB-5 Scandal   story with video  Aug. 20

Restaurant Won't Pass Higher Wage To Workers  Aug. 21

Rapid City Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges  Aug. 20

Students Issued Chromebooks For Year Ahead  Aug. 20

South Dakota Hunger Report Released  story with video  Aug. 20

KDLT News Archive
     

Zenner "Freakishly" Good!  story with video

BROOKINGS, S. D.   --  South Dakota State opens their season next weekend at ...

Cougars Ready To Shock NSIC  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D.   --  For the second straight year the University of Sioux Falls ...

Explorers quick start too much for Birds  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD-- The Sioux Falls Canaries were dogged by timely ...

Scheels Plays of Week from August 11th-17th  story with video  Aug. 20

Bougher pitching well for Railcats  story with video  Aug. 20

Birds go extras behind Kirby-Jones HR's  story with video  Aug. 19

MMA Fights finally come to South Dakota  story with video  Aug. 19

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit  Aug. 19

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top