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Icy Conditions Causes Problems

Updated: Mar 29

The last storm system caused problems on highways from North Dakota to South Dakota and Nebraska. This morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol posted this image on its Facebook page of a semi crash on Interstate 29 in the southeast corner of the state. Part of the front end of the truck was in water.





Interstate 29 was not along, as this accident happened on Interstate 94 near the New Salem area in North Dakota.



In Nebraska, the Department of Transportation closed part of the busy Interstate 80 from Wyoming to Kearney because of high winds and low visibility.



Back home, motorists were having problems on the icy highways. Yesterday evening, the South Dakota Highway Patrol posted this image of a semi blocking eastbound traffic on Interstate 90.







On Monday morning, semis were unable to make it up the hill on Interstate 29 near the Wilmot Exit in northeast South Dakota due to extremely slippery conditions. A South Dakota Department of Transportation plow truck was hit by a semi on the Interstate during the day; thankfully, no injuries were reported in that crash.


Many area schools closed on Monday and even Tuesday as conditions on the roads are still not great. Temperatures today will only be into the 20s, with the 20s staying around for Wednesday in the north and east. Warmer weather will move back in on Thursday as highs are forecast into the 30s in the snow-cover areas to the 40s, 50s, and even a few 60s elsewhere.

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