The rain EVENT we've been dealing with over the past few days has create a mess. There are loads of detours to deal with. One of the latest is 57th street in Sioux Falls at the interstate tunnel just west of Western Avenue.

Sioux Falls is not the only wet spot. Friday we saw flood Warnings from Chamberlain, South Dakota to Jackson, Minnesota and from Sioux City to Brookings. The water came, and came and came.

From country roads to city streets, travel was and will be a challenge until some of the water finds it's way south. Omaha, it's coming.

The South Dakota DOT has a long work around to get from Sioux Falls to Sioux City;

INTERSTATE 29 ALTERNATE ROUTE UPDATE (Saturday, June 22, 2024 – Update #1, 7 a.m.)
The Interstate 29 alternate route from Sioux Falls to Sioux City, IA is no longer viable as several sections of the Iowa portion of the detour are now impassable due to high water. I-29 remains blocked at exit 50 (Centerville) and exit 62 (Canton).
It’s recommended that motorists use 511 traveler information systems for South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa to plan routes around these impassable roadways. The 511 resources for each state can be found at:
And that's just a start. The Mitchell area is dealing with too much water. The amounts of water that will be working it's way south over the next few days will be incredible. Those living along the James, Vermillion or Big Sioux River will be looking forward to receding water. Canton, Brandon and many other river towns will be working overtime.
John from Milltown reports the James River is running hill to hill. Dan from Armour reported nearly inches this past week.
Side roads are affected as well. Anywhere in Southeast South Dakota you will want to think ahead and be prepared to re-route.

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