I-29 reopens from the North Dakota border to Sioux City
SD DOT: North Sioux City SDNSC (South) 2 miles north of town along I-29 @ MP 2
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety have opened Interstate 29, north and southbound, from North Dakota to Iowa.
I-29 was closed border to border Monday night at 6:30 p.m.
Interstate 90 has been opened from Mitchell to Sioux Falls but remains closed from Murdo to Mitchell, both east and westbound.
DOT officials strongly caution motorists that even though I-29 is open and passable, the highway is extremely icy and speeds will be greatly reduced. Drivers are encouraged to only travel if absolutely necessary.
They said if you must travel, slow down, keep the cruise control off, leave extra space between vehicles, wear your seat belt, be prepared with a winter emergency kit, a charged cell phone and allow extra time to reach your destination.
Officials said they are seeing crashes this morning where drivers are underestimating and overdriving road conditions.
They said the snow is beginning to taper off, but winds will remain strong throughout the afternoon making safe travel challenging throughout the day and into the evening.