Freezing rain hits three-state area

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dozens of schools in southeastern South Dakota delayed or canceled classes and police in the Sioux Falls area dealt with numerous vehicle accidents as freezing rain hit the area Wednesday.National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Heitkamp said Wednesday that treacherous driving conditions existed in southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa.Sioux Falls Police Sgt. David Erickson described the situation as "crash after crash," and said even though crews were out sanding streets motorists should still allow themselves extra time to get where they're going.No travel was advised on parts of Interstates 29 and 90 in the region.The weather service said Wedneday morning that up to a half inch of ice could accumulate in some areas. Heitkamp said the freezing rain was expected to change to sleet and snow Wednesday afternoon.

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