For Sioux Falls residents that are not aware of the current weather conditions, it's windy and more snow is on the way. Sioux Falls and the surrounding area are currently under a blizzard warning that is active until midday on Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls and our partners at Dakota News Now have been actively keeping the community informed about the latest conditions. Travel is not advised for Wednesday, which is why the Sioux Area Metro (S.A.M.) is cancelling all rides for the day.

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In a recent press release, officials with the Sioux Area Metro explain driving conditions are not ideal for riders or the bus drivers. The bus service even suspended rides on Wednesday morning as they began to navigate  the storm path for the day. General Manager Robert Speeks with Sioux Area Metro released this statement:

“With blizzard conditions forecast through the rest of the day, we anticipate travel will become increasingly difficult and potentially dangerous for SAM’s drivers and passengers. As such, we are canceling service to ensure our team and passengers’ safety.”

Will Sioux Area Metro resume operations on Thursday, February 23rd? Officials will "assess weather and road conditions later this evening to determine any necessary adjustments to schedules or routes" for Thursday.

The message is pretty clear for today: If you don't have to travel outside of your home, please stay inside. Driving in dangerous winter weather conditions is not safe. However if you have to leave your home, check out the current road conditions by visiting the SD 511 website.

A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.

Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.

So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips:

10 Wild South Dakota Snowstorms

Even though snow is blanketing the Sioux Empire, some snowstorms still do not compare to these ten dreadful snowstorms that hit South Dakota.

Only In Your State highlighted ten snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always be aware of the road during the winter. South Dakotans are well aware of the fact that the state’s winters can be harsh which is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Do you remember any major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?

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