ABERDEEN (AP) — Transportation officials have reopened Interstate 29 in eastern South Dakota but caution that travel conditions are still poor.
The interstate was closed from North Dakota to Iowa on Monday due to blizzard conditions. A 215-mile stretch of I-90 in southeastern South Dakota remains closed.
Parts of South Dakota remain under blizzard and winter storm warnings. The National Weather Service expects the snow to gradually diminish, but winds are expected to remain strong. Many school districts including Sioux Falls have canceled classes.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has closed state offices in 23 counties.
Parts of North Dakota are dealing with the aftermath of heavy snowfall. Williston State College remains closed. Many elementary and secondary schools are opening late. State transportation officials have lifted a no travel advisory for the state.