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SNOW COVERED ROADS CONTINUE IN THE DAKOTAS & NEBRASKA

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South Dakota’s Departments of Transportation and Public Safety have re-opened Interstate 29 from Watertown to the North Dakota border and Interstate 90 from Mitchell to Rapid City.

Officials advise motorists that driving conditions are still difficult on those interstates and other highways in South Dakota.

Many roadways remain ice or snow covered and slippery, and the wind is still causing drifiting across some of the highways.

Several northern and central Nebraska highways and county roads remained closed.

A nearly 80-mile stretch of Interstate 80 from Lexington east to Grand Island is closed, along with U.S. Highway 83 from Valentine to the South Dakota state line.

Closures have been reported on portions of Nebraska Highways 11 and 70.

Travelers can get the most up-to-date information from calling 5-1-1 or visiting safetravelusa.com/sd.

Updated 12:03pm 12/30/19

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The winter storm this weekend has wreaked havoc with travelers in the Dakotas trying to return home from Christmas.

The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety closed Interstate 29 from Watertown to the North Dakota border, both north and southbound, effective at 3:30pm Sunday.

I-29 was already closed from the Dakota’s border to Canada earlier and Interstate 94 in North Dakota is closed from Fargo to Bismarck.

I-90 remains closed between Exit 67 east of Rapid City to Mitchell for eastbound traffic and from Mitchell to Wall for westbound traffic.

The closed portions of I-29 and I-90 will remain closed overnight into Monday.

Travelers can get the most up-to-date information on closures from calling 5-1-1 or visiting https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/.