Winter storm causing business and road closures statewide

Governor Kristi Noem has ordered all state government executive branch offices statewide to be closed today (Thursday) because of the winter storm in the state.  With offices already closed on Friday and Monday for Christmas, state offices are planning to be open again on Tuesday.

While executive branch offices in the rest of the state will be closed, employees will be working remotely.

Interstate 90 is closed from Chamberlain to Rapid City.  

Blizzard and near blizzard conditions will impact the entire state Thursday.   

Citizens should be prepared to stay home today if possible. If anyone travels and gets stranded or has vehicle maintenance issues, the situation may become life-threatening.  Anyone who needs to travel should check the SD511 mobile app or go online to

Many area businesses are closed, including the Lake and Miner County Courthouses and Dakota State University.    

Local and area weather-related announcements can be found on our website at


December 22, 2022