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What You Need To Know – Sioux Falls Ice Storm

Sioux Falls is in a State of Emergency, power is out, more snow is on the way and there are trees falling. Here is some stuff to know from The City of Sioux Falls.

National Weather Service Winter Weather Center

Downed Trees and Branches

  • If you have reports of downed trees or branches blocking roadways within the City of Sioux Falls, call 605-367-8255. Please do not call this number for branches downed on private property.
  • Clean-up of downed trees and branches on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Click here for a list of licensed arborists.
  • Two free tree/branch drop-off areas are open for Sioux Falls residents.
    • City Street Department – 1000 E. Chambers
    • Sioux Empire Fair Grounds – N. Lyons Blvd.

South Dakota Road Conditions

Power Outages

To report power outages, contact your electric service provider:

  • Xcel Energy – 1-800-895-1999
  • Southeast Electric – 1-800-333-2859
  • Sioux Falls Light and Power – 605-373-6979

Snow Removal

  • Right now the City will not be enforcing the 48-hour time period for sidewalk snow and ice removal. Use caution when clearing snow and ice from your property.
  • The City will not be using snowgates during this snow-removal operation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean that the City of Sioux Falls has declared a state of emergency?

The City of Sioux Falls has issued a state of emergency. This allows the City to move more quickly and to obtain informal, expedited quotes from local contractors to help in recovery efforts. Normally, the City must go through a more lengthy process asking for bids for work. A state of emergency helps us receive the best quotes the City can under the circumstances and move quickly to meet needs.

What happens at an Emergency Operations Center?

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a protected facility from which City and other government officials, and designated agencies or organizations, provide coordination and support during an emergency or disaster in the community. The EOC is located within the Law Enforcement Center. The Mayor or members of the City Multi-Agency Coordination Team have the authority to activate the City EOC to support any emergency or disaster operation.

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