3 area football teams stranded at Sioux Falls Regional Airport

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

City: Don’t park on streets until plowed.

The University of Sioux Falls Cougars were trying to take off to their first ever Division II Football Playoff game in Arkansas but were forced to wait on the plane for nearly three hours.

— Millions of people will feel the effects – to varying degrees – of the first significant wintry storm of the season, which is forecast to bring up to a foot of snow to parts of the Midwest. Sioux Falls Police and Public Parking will ticket vehicles that are plowed in after the snow plows clear the streets, and vehicles may also be towed. “Our snow removal team takes pride in ensuring our streets are safe during snow events,” says Mark Cotter, Director of Public Works. “Moving cars, construction trailers, and other vehicles off the roadway until after it has been plowed will ensure the surface is properly cleared and will make travel safer for everyone.” Sioux Falls Police and Public Parking use a concerted effort to ticket all illegally parked cars and construction trailers during snow alerts.

Iowa and northern Illinois are bracing for some of the largest snow totals, but several states are under a winter storm warning or watch, the National Weather Service said Friday. The storm system is moving east and will last through Saturday evening when it tails through Michigan, according to Richard Otto, lead forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center.

I thought my flight would still take off and I thought I’d be able to drive here and the roads would be cleared and it would be a lot easier,” said Taylor. To subscribe, send a text with the word SNOW to 605-413-1990, or go to www.siouxfalls.org/snow to subscribe to text, email, or social media notifications.

But don’t look for it to be the picturesque light, fluffy snow that often occurs in the dead of winter, he said – much of it will be wet and heavy. Already, southern South Dakota saw significant snowfall and poor traveling conditions Friday morning, with a foot or more of snow expected by the time it tapers off.

It was no picnic for USD, either, as the Coyotes weren’t allowed to check in and go through security while the Jackrabbits and Cougars were in the upstairs gates. Augustana would be here, too, if their own playoff road trip to California (where they’ll face Humboldt State), wasn’t so long that they left Thursday. The Vikings flew into Medford, Ore., and will play the Lumberjacks on time Saturday. “How often do you see this?” SDSU assistant Dan Jackson observed. “Three college football teams – two of them rivals – all sitting around in the same airport.

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