This morning, the drive from my parent’s home in southern Minnesota, where I spent the weekend, to Sioux Falls, SD, took an extra hour. The roads were very snow packed in Minnesota, due to the 10 inches of recent snow. Luckily, I made it safely all the while going a steady 35 to 40 miles per hour.
Last night, Tony Barlow discovered a car stuck with our KELOLAND web cam near Aberdeen. This resulted in Jon Wilson’s story today, Brown County Rescue Caught On Videotape. We have also included extra footage of the Snow Cat used to rescue the stranded couple. I bet everyone who lives in the Midwest would enjoy having one of those this time of year.
Unfavorable road conditions occurred all over South Dakota today. We had stories about the storm’s path, scraping the thick ice off of windshields this morning, cleanup in Sioux Falls, Brookings’ 11 inches of snow and truckers forced off the roads by the conditions.
Tonight, both sports guys turned around on their drives to Mitchell and Canton, due to a nice sheet of ice on the roads. So, how do you find out what the conditions are like in the state and updated? Is there a way I could have checked the roads before leaving? Check out Ben Dunsmoor’s story tonight on KELOLAND News at 10 about the Safe Travel USA and 511 system.