Flooding impacts area

With the latest winter storm exiting the area, it will take some time for water to recede and roads to return to normal traveling conditions.  The Lake County Highway Department and Sheriff’s Office have been advising residents not to travel on township and county roads because most of the roads are not safe because of water and snow.  Township officials say there are not enough signs to post on every gravel road advising no travel or that the road is closed, so they asked that people not drive on them if they don’t have to. A list of some of the area roads that have had water going over them can be found on our website at amazingmadison.com.  

The city of Madison is also reminding residents to make sure that their sump pumps are pumping water outside and not into their floor drains.  

Meanwhile, Governor Kristi Noem ordered the opening of the state Emergency Operations Center in Pierre to help coordinate the state’s response to ongoing blizzard and flood conditions.  

Noem says the state will issue an emergency declaration for the storm.  State government continues to provide resources as needed to counties and cities dealing with the local impacts of the storm.  

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State Highway road closure information:

Per SD DOT US 81 and SD 34 travel advisories are lifted… But please use caution this morning as there are some slick spots
SD 34 no travel advised between 1 miles west of SD 25 North Howard and .7 miles west of US 81 N. Madison

US 81 surface water hazard between .3 miles north and .7 miles north of I 90 


US 81 no travel advised between 9.1 miles north of SD 38 Salem and .7 miles south of SD 34 E. Madison