SIOUX CITY | Interstate 29 in South Dakota closed from Sioux City to the North Dakota border early Monday evening due to snow and high winds.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reports the closure of both the northbound and southbound lanes began at the Iowa border at 6:30 p.m. and extends north for the extent of the state.
No travel advisories are posted on many highways, and roadways are snow-packed and icy. A news release from the South Dakota DOT says heavy snow and strong winds gusting upward of 50 mph are "making safe travel nearly impossible" on the interstate and most eastern South Dakota highways.
Winter maintenance will be suspended in the early evening hours and travel will not be advised overnight.
Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by calling 511 before traveling Monday evening or Tuesday.