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April 14, 2018 2:48 pm
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SIOUX FALLS (KELO.com) — The Sioux Falls Police Department is advising no travel in Sioux Falls until the snowfall and wind subside.

Visibility is currently near zero with blowing snow, and scattered slippery spots and heavy accumulations are making travel dangerous.

Winds should decrease overnight into morning, and snow removal crews are out in full force, but street conditions are not favorable for travel at this time.

(updated at 9:35 a.m. 4/4 18)

SIOUX FALLS (KELO.com) – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says power lines down at 26th/Hawthorne, 57th/Sycamore, 14th/Minnesota & 31st/Summit in Sioux Falls. 

The cities of Mitchell and Brookings have issued no travel advisories in town.

Road conditions in southwest Minnesota are poor.  Winds have prompted plows being pulled from the roads in places.

(updated at 8:30 a.m. 4/14/18)

SIOUX FALLS (KELO.com) – The National Weather Service says the storm has slowed down some, and could last into Sunday.  Depending on where the heavy snow band sets up, some places could get more than a foot of snow.

Winds will slow down this evening, but could still be in the 30 mph range into Sunday. 

The good news?  I-90 from Rapid City to Wall is open for local traffic only.  The interstate is still closed from Wall to Sioux Falls.

The best advice is to stay off the roads until the storm moves out.

(updated 7:15 a.m. 4/14/18)

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SIOUX FALLS (KELO.com) — No travel advisories have been issued for parts of southwest Minnesota, including the Luverne, Worthington, Windom and Jackson areas.  this includes Interstate 90 in those areas.

Intersate 90 from Sioux Falls also has a no travel advisory.

www.safetravelusa.com/sd 

www.511mn.org

(updated 6:35 a.m. 4/14/18)

SIOUX FALLS (KELO.com) – At first glance, it looks like not much happened overnight.  The worst is still to come.

Heavy snow is still expected to fall with winds 40 – 55 mph blowing it around.  Blizzard warnings will be in force until 10 p.m. tonight.

Interstate 90 is closed between Sioux Falls and Rapid City, with Interstate 29 shut down between Sioux Falls and the North Dakota line.  No travel advisories also have been posted for many roads in South Dakota, with more closures expected. Do not travel if you do not need to.

With the ice, snow and wind, power outages are possible.

(updated at 5:00 a.m. 4/14/18)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Sioux Falls Regional Airport shut down Friday evening until Saturday at 7 p.m. because of the approaching blizzard.

Manager Dan Letellier says the runways will not be safe.

“Visibility is really a concern and even if we were not closing, visibility would be so poor that no flights would be operating anyways.”

Closing the airport is rare, especially at this time of year, but not unprecedented. No one is more frustrated than Letellier. He says he was planning to fly to San Diego Saturday morning, but not now.

If you had tickets for flights Friday evening through Saturday, call your airline.

(Updated at 3:30 p.m. 4/13/18)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Mayor Mike Huether declared that what’s coming will be a beast of a storm.

“In ways we haven’t seen in a long, long time, in terms of when it comes to snow and wind combining to create one heck of a beast.” warned Mayor Huether at an extraordinary joint news conference Friday attended by the police chief, fire chief, and streets chief.

Huether said that the city’s top goal will be protecting the citizens. He asked everyone to stay home on Saturday, enjoy family and friends – like we did in the old days, as the mayor put it. He also mentioned that this storm comes around the 5-year anniversary of the Sioux Falls ice storm.   

Streets Chief Galynn Huber warned that at the height of the storm, snow could be coming down at the rate of two inches an hour.

“You’ll have a snow plow that goes past on a street and within ten minutes you won’t even know that we went by it, if it’s snowing at two inches an hour.” Huber promised that his crews will be working 12-hour shifts through to Monday.

(Updated at 3:00 p.m. 4/13/18)