Noem reopens state offices Thursday in several South Dakota counties
National Weather Service says inclement weather could persist through Thursday
Wednesday update: Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered several state government offices to reopen Thursday after keeping most state workers home earlier in the week due to weather.
She’s also ordered that state offices be closed in Davison County on Thursday.
Offices will open in Brookings, Lake, Miner, Moody, Custer and Fall River Counties. Pennington County state offices in Hill City, Keystone, and Rapid City will also be open Thursday.
“Although offices are open in these counties, state employees should be smart. If they live rurally and need to travel on roads that have ‘no travel advised’ by SD511, they should work with their supervisors to work remotely,” Noem said in a news release.
Offices will remain open in Bon Homme, Clay, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Union, and Yankton Counties.
While executive branch offices in the rest of the state will be closed, employees will be working remotely.
Tuesday update: Gov. Kristi Noem ordered all state government executive branch offices statewide, except in 11 southeast counties, to be closed Wednesday, because of the winter storm that continues to impact the majority of the state.
State offices will be open for normal business hours in Bon Homme, Clay, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Union and Yankton Counties.
Original story below:
Gov. Kristi Noem is shutting down South Dakota state government.
The governor’s office announced Monday afternoon that state government executive branch offices will be closed statewide Tuesday when freezing rain, heavy snow and high winds are expected to make travel dangerous.
A news release also said the public should be prepared to stay at home Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service, a major winter weather event will move through the region Monday and could persist until Thursday.
“Snow, wind and ice will all be threats as well as some heavier rain that could cause some localized ponding of water, especially in areas where storm drains are clogged with snow,” read a social media post on NWS accounts.
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