Update: DOT Fully Reopens I90 in South Dakota
Interstate from Wall to Chamberlain cleared for travel
UPDATE After two days of closures due to this latest winter storm, the Department of Transportation has finally been able to clear and reopen I90 between Rapid City and Chamberlain.
— SDDOT (@SouthDakotaDOT) March 15, 2019
The westbound lanes opened last night between Wall and Rapid City. The eastbound lanes have just been cleared, according to the latest press release from state transportation officials and safetravelusa.com.
Travel officials had cited high winds and heavy drifting not just on the Interstate but also on state and local highways throughout the central and northeastern parts of the state for hampering cleanup efforts. They ask drivers avoid going around the Interstate closure to other highways as “many are still impassable and crews are still working to clear numerous and very large drifts and remove stranded vehicles.”
Flooding is also a concern for the DOT and they remind drivers to turn around and not drive through floodwaters as the roadway may be washed away underneath.
Road conditions are updated as changes occur at www.safetravelusa.com/sd. You can also call 5-1-1 before travelling for further information on No Travel Advisories, flooded roadways and roads marked as impassable.