Pierre Police Cite 22 For Snow Alert Violations

The Pierre Police Department cited 22 vehicles for snow alert violations after a winter storm dropped five to six inches of snow on the Capital City. The vehicles were ticketed and towed overnight into Friday morning. The City of Pierre has lifted the Emergency Snow Route Declaration as of 8 AM Friday morning. City of Pierre Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says they are asking the public to keep as many vehicles off city streets as possible after the snow alert has been lifted to help crews do a more complete job of removing snow. Patton says motorist should use slower speeds, watch out for plows and be careful on snow covered streets. The National Weather Service has reports of five-point-seven, five and four and half inches of snow falling in Pierre with a system that caused the issuance of a Winter Storm Warning for a small area of central South Dakota including Hughes, Stanley, Sully, Hyde and Buffalo Counties. Other snow reports include Fort Pierre at five, four and half northwest of Gann Valley and east of Stephan, three and a half northeast of Vivian and in Kennebec. Four inches southwest of Mission Ridge , three inches at Miller and two and a half near Onida.