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Major Storm Aiming At South Dakota: NWS Urging Late-Week Travelers To Re-Think Plans

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  The southern two-thirds of South Dakota is under a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday and Friday. Forecasters are predicting very heavy snow totals for an area south of Interstate 90.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt visits with Jeff Chapman with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Chapman says the system is winding up and heading for the state.

   According to Rapid City meteorologist John Chamberlain, the western part of the state is primed for a large amount of moisture as well.

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    Those with Thursday and Friday travel plans are urged to make alternate plans in the wake of the storm. Updated road condition information is available through South Dakota's 5-1-1 Road Report.  The call is free from any phone in the state.  Travelers may also go online to http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd for maps and information.