RELIANCE-A short freight train in Lyman County has received the attention of local authorities after being stuck in a high snowbank.
Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger said Thursday the train has been stuck about 3 miles west of Reliance on the Mitchell-Rapid City rail line, which is operated by Dakota Southern Railway. Manger reported that crews have been working for days to free the stalled train and requested more assistance on Thursday to help get the train moving again. Manger said to his knowledge, the train has not derailed.
Manger said the stopped train is emblematic of the weather conditions being felt in his county. Stretches of Interstate 90 west are dealing with blowing snow across the roads, making them extremely slick.
"The roads are still icy in Lyman County," Manger said. "We have been dealing with a lot of vehicles sliding off into the ditches."
When reached by The Daily Republic Thursday, Dakota Southern Railway President Mike Williams declined to comment.