ANOTHER SNOWSTORM BEARS DOWN ON SOUTH DAKOTA

Posted 12 months ago

By Brad Moore

Snow treesRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is bracing for yet another spring snowstorm.

The National Weather Service posted winter storm warnings for southwestern and central South Dakota through Wednesday night. The bad weather is expected to move east and north through the state.

Forecasters say the storm could dump up to 15 inches of snow in the southwest, with lesser but still significant amounts in the other areas.

A storm that hit the state last week dropped as much as 2 ½ feet of snow on some areas and brought freezing rain to the east, coating trees and power lines and knocking out power to nearly 100,000 people.

At least 30 South Dakota communities and school districts were holding elections Tuesday after last week’s storm resulted in a one-week postponement.