Snow Alert in effect in Madison; Interstates and other closures announced

The City of Madison is under a Snow Alert at this time.  The snow alert went into effect at midnight and plowing in the city began at 2:00 Wednesday morning.  The snow alert will remain in effect until the storm passes and the streets have been cleared from curb to curb. 

During a snow alert, all vehicles must be removed from city streets until the alert is lifted. 

The winter storm and blizzard conditions have made travel dangerous.  The state Department of Transportation has closed Interstate-29 from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota state line, and Interstate-90 from Sioux Falls to Mitchell.  These closures went into effect at 10:00 on Tuesday night, and additional closures are expected.  The state DOT said that motorists should not use secondary highways to avoid the Interstate closures, as travel is not advised because of the high winds, blowing snow, and blizzard-like conditions.  

The latest on the road and weather conditions can be found by dialing 511, using the website, or downloading the sd dot 511 app on your mobile device.  

Governor Kristi Noem has ordered all state government executive branch offices in several eastern South Dakota counties, including the area counties of Lake, Miner, Moody, McCook, and Kingsbury counties, to be closed today (Wednesday) because of the winter storm.  While executive branch offices in these counties will be closed, state employees will be working remotely.

The weather is also causing many other closings, cancellations and postponements, which can be found on our website at


February 22, 2023