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Portions of I-90 Opening Back Up After Flooding

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Interstate 90 westbound is open from the Bridgewater Exit 357 west and remains closed from Humboldt Exit 379 to Bridgewater Exit 357 with through traffic detoured at Sioux Falls Exit 396  to northbound I-29. I-90 Westbound is open from the Marion Road Exit (395) to Humboldt for…

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. Officials say Interstate 90 is now completely open, with the last stretch from Wall to Chamberlain opened at 10 a.m. CDT, both east and westbound lanes. #sdwx #ulmer — SDDOT…

Additional Tow-Plows Make Snow Clearing More Efficient In Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The state Transportation Department says snow plowing in the Black Hills this winter season is getting more efficient. Jason Humphrey, the state construction and maintenance engineer, says the department has added three tow-plows to its fleet of snow clearing equipment. He says one each is going to the Rapid City, Custer and Yankton areas. Humphrey…

Highway 11 Closed Overnight South Of Sioux Falls

CANTON, S.D. – A nine mile stretch of Highway 11, from U.S. 18 up to 273rd Avenue, will be closed overnight. The South Dakota Department of Transportation began getting calls about cracked sealant material coming off of the road around 5 p.m. Monday. Several cars have been damaged. DOT says the sealant material is sticking to car tires, transferring it…

Drone Registration Exemption Flies Through Senate Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– South Dakota drone enthusiasts may be able to skip some expense and paperwork under a bill that flew through its first legislative test. The Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to send to the full chamber a bill that would exempt some unmanned aircraft from state registration requirements. The measure introduced at the request of the state…