There are a significant number of announcements concerning the aftermath of the flooding in Mitchell and eastern South Dakota.
This page will bring those news bits as they become available. It will be updated throughout the day.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that portions of I-90 will remain closed overnight Friday and possibly remain closed until further notice. WESTBOUND (from Sioux Falls): Open to Local Traffic Only Sioux Falls (Marion Road Exit 395) to Humboldt Exit 379. I-29 on-ramp to I-90 is Closed; CLOSED Humboldt Exit 379 to Bridgewater Exit 357; Open Bridgewater Exit 379 west. EASTBOUND: Open to Mitchell; Open to Local Traffic Only Mitchell Exit 330 to Bridgewater Exit 357; CLOSED Bridgewater Exit 357 to Humboldt Exit 379; Open Humboldt to Sioux Falls.
- The Mitchell High School football game vs. Spearfish is being played. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. Mountain time in Spearfish. The team will be leaving at 10:30 a.m., according to Superintendent Joe Graves.
- The Salvation Army is working with Davison County Emergency Management Services and is setting up a temporary shelter at 724 N. Sanborn Blvd. in Mitchell. There will be food and cots available for anyone who has been evacuated from their homes or stranded in Mitchell.
- For up-to-date road conditions, check https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/.
- The James River at Mitchell is expected to crest at 25.1 feet. Flood stage is considered 17 feet. Firesteel Creek is nearly at 15 feet and is flooded at 8 feet. There is approximately 1 foot of water going over the spillway at Lake Mitchell. Dry Run Creek is also extremely flooded but has started to recede.
- Anyone who has homes that have flooded basements or sewage backup can pick up free clean-up buckets and mops at the Salvation Army at 724 N. Sanborn Blvd.
- There is no classes for students at Mitchell School District, Mitchell Technical Institute or Dakota Wesleyan University today, Friday.
- The Daily Republic newspaper was unable to be delivered Friday morning due to the flooding. Subscribers will likely receive the Friday edition with the Saturday edition. To see Friday's E-edition for free, click here: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/mitchelldailyrepublic/Default.aspx
For flooding coverage from The Daily Republic, see below.