SD officials reroute drivers from flooded roads

  • Associated Press
  • June 19, 2014 - 4:26 PM

PIERRE, S.D. — Heavy rains and flooding have led to the partial closures of major thoroughfares in South Dakota, redirecting tourism and industry traffic.

A section of Interstate 29 between Sioux City, Iowa, and Vermillion, South Dakota, has been closed. Crews are working to build up a levee near Exit 4 on the highway to prevent some flooding.

Floodwaters have also blocked many roads between southeast South Dakota and Iowa.

The detour around I-29 sends southbound travelers along I-90 in Minnesota, I-35 through Iowa and back east on I-80. Northbound travelers would take the same highways in reverse order.

Travelers willing to leave the interstates have a shorter alternative using Nebraska's Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway.

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