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High Winds Could Create Travel Problems in Northeast South Dakota
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For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-7179

 

High Winds Could Create Travel Problems in Northeast South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – State officials are cautioning travelers in the northeast part of South Dakota that strong, gusty winds could cause blowing and drifting snow and create difficult travel conditions tonight (Wednesday), especially in Roberts and Grant counties.

The National Weather Service says winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts over 45 mph at times, are likely to cause blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibility. The areas most affected are expected to be the higher terrain of the Sisseton Hills, including Interstate 29 between Peever and Summit. U.S. Highway 12 from Summit to Milbank is also expected to experience areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Travelers in that area should be alert to the possibility of reduced visibility and blowing snow at times, especially after dark. Motorists should also be ready to adjust travel plans if necessary. People traveling into the impacted area are asked to drive with caution and are encouraged to visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or dial 511 to check the latest road conditions and any travel advisories.

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