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Blowing Snow Drops Visibility

Blowing snow from strong northwest winds on Monday created some hazardous traveling conditions in the northeast.

Photo Credit: Day County Sheriff's Office

The Day County Sheriff's Office reported on Monday afternoon that visibility was almost zero in spots and the blowing snow was creating slushy and slick spots on the roadways. Later that evening, the South Dakota Department of Transportation put a no-travel advisory for Interstate 29 between Watertown and Sisseton.

In Roberts County, local law enforcement issued a no-travel advisory for Monday night as the visibility was less than five feet, and highways were slippery and icy.

The winds during Monday evening peaked at 44mph in Sisseton and 41mph in Watertown.

Unfortunately, this is only the beginning, as the area is under Winter Weather Advisories for today and Blizzard Warnings for Wednesday into Thursday.

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