October 22, 2021


Clean Up After Snows

Photo Credit: Pennington County Emergency Management.

Clean up has taken shape today after large amounts of snow has fallen over western and central, South Dakota.

Even at this hour (8:30pm CDT), the South Dakota Department of Transportation still has no travel advisories for north-central and part of central, South Dakota as roads are still snow packed.  Other county officials are warning motorists to stay off secondary roads as many of those are blocked and impassable.

The picture above is from the Pennington County Emergency Management of county crews working on large snow banks over county roads.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol post the picture below on Facebook showing a state plow getting stuck while working on state highways in central, South Dakota.

Overall a couple of places in central and western, South Dakota received over a foot of snow along with strong winds.  Below are the official snowfall reports from the National Weather Service.

Snowfall Reports (+6"):
2SE of Okreek: 16.0"
2SW of Norris: 15.0"
Johnson Siding: 14.7"
Murdo: 13.5"
3SW of Cheyenne Crossing: 13.5"
9S of Long Lake: 13.0"
1NW of Spearfish: 11.0"
1S of Artas: 10.0"
1NE of Pierre: 10.0"
2NW of Saint Onge: 10.0"
Selby: 9.7"
2NE of Mina: 9.5"
Pollock: 8.0"
1NW of Fort Pierre: 7.5"
3N of Cresbard: 7.0"
3NE of Whitewood: 7.0"
14SE of Dupree: 6.3"
Kennebec: 6.0"
8E of Smithwick: 6.0"

Photo Credit: South Dakota Highway Patrol