(From @shawncable on Twitter)

The morning traffic cycle reaped an abundance of traffic accidents in the Sioux Falls area.  Interstate 229 was the epicenter of trouble with a light dusting of snow combined with strong winds overnight that made for slick conditions.

Round two comes this afternoon with snow to sweep into the Sioux Empire after 3 p.m.  The potential for snow either prior to or during the afternoon high traffic period should put drivers on alert according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp.  “We’re going to be dealing with possibly right around an inch, inch and a half in the Sioux Falls area.  Higher amounts are possible to the south and east.  Allow a little extra time in getting to your destination.”  The snow should end by midnight and temperatures will then sink below zero with wind chill readings plummeting to 20-30 below.