Today, Gov. Kristi Noem ordered state government offices remain closed across most of the state on Friday, December 16, 2022. Offices will close in Hanson, Hutchinson, and McCook Counties.
Offices will remain open in Bon Homme, Clay, Custer, Fall River, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Turner, Union, and Yankton Counties. Offices will also remain open in the western portion of Pennington County (including Hill City, Keystone, and Rapid City).
While executive branch offices in the rest of the state will be closed, employees will be working remotely.
Officials continue to closely monitor the storm which features continued snow accumulations, high winds, falling temperatures, and blowing & drifting snow making traveling conditions dangerous.
Citizens in these counties are encouraged to stay home Friday if possible. If they must travel, they should check sd511.org or the SD511 mobile app.