Announcements for December 9, 2012


PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Here are some announcements for today.  If your organization has announcements we can help you pass along, contact us at 605-224-8686 or 1-800-658-5439 in Pierre or 605-845-3654 or 1-800-658-3451 in Mobridge.  Fax numbers are 605-224-8984 and 605-845-5094.  Cancellations or postponements can also be e-mailed to

- State Transportation and Public Safety officials caution South Dakota motorists that travel remains very difficult on many highways across South Dakota due to periods of near zero visibility. Heavy snow and strong winds overnight and early this morning have caused roads to become snow-packed and slippery and created white-out conditions at times. No-travel advisories continue on several roads, especially in eastern South Dakota.

“There are bands of new snow that continue moving through eastern South Dakota,’’ said Greg Fuller, director of operations for the South Dakota Transportation Department.  “It may seem the storm is letting up, but then one of these bands of new snow moves through and conditions deteriorate very quickly with visibility dropping to near zero at times. That means travel will continue to be a challenge through most of the day today.’ Officials ask the traveling public to check road conditions on or 511 before traveling and to be aware that road conditions can change rapidly.

-From the City of Pierre:  City snow crews completed activities for tonight.  At 5AM crews will windrow downtown streets and plow any drifted areas and salt/sand slick areas prior to drive time.  Caution and slower speeds are recommended for travel Monday morning.  

-The Lewis & Clark Christmas at the Trading Post:” event scheduled for 5 P.M. tonight has been re-scheduled for 5:30 P.M. Thursday, December 20thwhich is the actual 200th Anniversary of the Reported and Recorded Death of Sacagawea in present-day South Dakota.  The Dinner and annual meeting will be held at the McClellands Restaurant on Hwy 1806 in Fort Pierre, SD. Questions can be directed to Encounters On the Prairie President Bill Stevens at his home #224-0223 and or his E-Mail address 

-Chamberlain School District will be opening 2 hours late Mon., Dec. 10, 2012No morning PAWS program.

-Faulkton Area Schools opening at 1000 AM on Monday due to snow and adverse road conditions.

-Edmunds Central 1 hour late Monday.

 -Leola 10 AM start tomorrow.

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