No travel advised due to winter storm

No travel is advised in the City of Madison, Lake County, and most of eastern South Dakota at this time as heavy snow and wind is causing dangerous road conditions.  The City of Madison and Lake County Highway Department have pulled their snow plows at this time until the visibility improves.  

Interstate 90 has been closed from Sioux Falls to Chamberlain, and Interstate 29 is closed from Sioux Falls to Brookings. Also – No Travel Advisories are in place for numerous state highways, with some of them impassable.  

Accumulating heavy snow and sustained high winds are causing blizzard-like conditions and extensive drifting, and motorists are asked to avoid travel because of the hazardous conditions. 

The latest road condition information can be found by dialing 511 or by visiting    

A Snow Alert is in effect in the City of Madison.  The Snow Alert went into effect at 2:00 this morning and will remain in effect until the storm system has passed and the roads have been cleared from curb to curb.

All vehicles must be removed from city streets during the duration of the snow alert.  

Lake County and many other counties are in a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect until 6:00 on Wednesday morning.  Heavy snow and winds will continue throughout the storm.  

Weather-related announcements can be found online at


January 3, 2023