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I-29 Closing Brookings to North Dakota Border

April 10, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing Interstate 29 from Brookings to the North Dakota border at 1 p.m. CDT today (April 10) and I-29 from Sioux Falls to Brookings will likely be closed later this afternoon,. - View Full Release >

I-90 Closing Rapid City to Mitchell I-29 Closing Sioux Falls to Brookings

April 10, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Mitchell at 5:30 p.m. CDT. I-90 from Mitchell to Sioux Falls and I-29 from Sioux Falls to Brookings will both close at 7 p.m. - View Full Release >

State's Citizens Urged to Prepare Now for Major Mid-Week Storm

April 9, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Winter is not yet finished with South Dakota as the state braces for another storm scheduled to sweep through the state this week. - View Full Release >

Gov. Noem Waives Carrier Permit Fees For Those Helping Flood Relief Efforts

March 22, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has signed an executive order that waives permit fees for those carriers transporting flood relief loads to sites in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. - View Full Release >

Noem Closes Portions of Southeast Waterways Due to Flooding

March 21, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has closed portions of three waterways in southeast South Dakota to recreational use because of flooding. - View Full Release >

S.D. 11 Bridge Over Split Rock Creek Closed

March 21, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed the bridge on Highway 11 over Split Rock Creek located about two-and-a-half miles south of Brandon. - View Full Release >

Flood Information Found on State Emergency Response Website

March 20, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans dealing with flood preparation and response can find information about this and other emergency situations on the state government website – SDResponse.gov. - View Full Release >

Noem Encourages Residents of Big Sioux River Valley to Prepare for Flooding

March 18, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today encouraged people living in the Big Sioux River Valley in eastern South Dakota to start preparing for record flooding. - View Full Release >

Noem Signs Emergency Declaration

March 15, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today signed an emergency declaration that allows the use of additional state funds for South Dakota counties impacted by this week's blizzard and flood. - View Full Release >

Interstate 90 Now Completely Open Significant Flooding Continues

March 15, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials say Interstate 90 is now completely open, with the last stretch from Wall to Chamberlain opened at 10 a.m. CDT, both east and westbound lanes. - View Full Release >

Governor Orders Closure of ALL State Government Offices In South Dakota

March 14, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the closure of state government offices in all South Dakota counties Thursday (today) due to the snowstorm and flooding that continue to impact the state. - View Full Release >

Interstate 90 Closed From Wall to Chamberlain

March 13, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. - Interstate 90 is closed effective immediately from Wall to Chamberlain, both east and westbound lanes. - View Full Release >

State Officials Urge Public to Prepare Now for Major Storm

March 11, 2019

Pierre, S.D. - South Dakota state government officials urge citizens to make preparations now, which includes adjusting travel plans, for a late-winter storm this week that will cover most of the state with several inches of snow, high winds and freezing rain. - View Full Release >