I-29 AT MCCOOK LAKE TO CLOSE THURSDAY NOON FROM FLOOD THREAT

I-29 AT MCCOOK LAKE TO CLOSE THURSDAY NOON FROM FLOOD THREAT

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OFFICIALS IN UNION COUNTY SOUTH DAKOTA ARE TELLING RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR FLOODING AS A SURGE OF WATER FROM THE BIG SIOUX RIVER APPROACHES.

UNION COUNTY SHERIFF DAN LIMOGES SAYS INTERSTATE 29 AT MCCOOK LAKE EXIT 4 WILL CLOSE AT NOON THURSDAY BECAUSE OF THE COMING FLOOD:


OC…..INTO SOUTH DAKOTA. :25

THE MCCOOK LAKE NORTHSHORE DRIVE AREA MAY SUFFER THE WORST OF THE FLOODING.

ONCE THE INTERSTATE CLOSES, RESIDENTS WOULD HAVE TO EVACUATE DOWN STREETER DRIVE.

SHERIFF LIMOGES SAYS THERE IS NO MANDATORY EVACUATION PLANNED AT THIS TIME:


OC…..AS THEY COME UP. :10

NORTH SIOUX CITY MAYOR DON FUXA SAYS CITY FIRE PERSONNEL WILL START CONTACTING MCCOOK LAKE RESIDENTS THURSDAY ABOUT SEEKING SHELTER:


OC…IN SIOUX CITY. :18

NO TIMETABLE FOR OPENING WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS BEEN SET YET.

NORTH SIOUX CITY, THE DEER RUN AND WYNSTONE DEVELOPMENTS, AND DAKOTA DUNES ALSO FACE POTENTIAL FLOODING.

A TOLL FREE HELP LINE HAS BEEN SET UP FOR RESIDENTS WITH QUESTIONS. IT’S 877-377-0941.

INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE AT UNIONCOUNTYSD.ORG.