UPDATE FROM EARLIER STORY:
The City of Spearfish has downgraded their travel restriction to “No Travel Advised.” This means that travel is now allowed, but the city still recommends avoiding travel if possible.
The City of Spearfish upgraded its travel restriction to “No Travel Allowed” on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
The city says most areas of the community are impassable due to snow accumulations and drifting, with conditions forecast to continue or worsen through the day Thursday.
The order means the roads are closed and only emergency vehicles and snow contractors are allowed to be out.
If you are out on the roads in the City of Spearfish, you are subject to being ticketed.
In issuing the order, the city urged residents to stay home and not become an obstacle snow removal operators and emergency responders have to deal with.
The city will evaluate and update as the day progresses.