The  South Dakota Departments of Transportation and public safety closed a large section of a 1-29 from Watertown to the North Dakota Border on Sunday afternoon. The closures are due to a severe cold storm that is currently a threat to the state.

Officials say the same will continue until Monday (December 30).

Be advised that the 1-29 closure affects both north and southwest travel.

KSFY TV is reporting that 1-90 still remains closed between Exit 67 east of Rapid City to Mitchell for eastbound traffic and from Mitchell to wall for westbound traffic.

Heavy snow and strong winds have made traveling in closed areas of the state extremely difficult. Officials say the same will continue until Monday (December 30).

According to KSFY, many highways across the state are experiencing heavy drifting, along with ice-covered, snow-packed, and slippery conditions.

Motorists are encouraged to keep up-to-date on South Dakota road conditions by calling 5-1-1 or visiting safetravelusa.com/sd/.

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