- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) - A 10-mile stretch of Highway 212 in central South Dakota that was Wednesday closed because of a grass fire has been reopened.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the fire created a dangerous situation for motorists from the heavy smoke creating zero visibility.

The closed part of Highway 212 was about 60 miles northeast of Pierre from just east of Gettysburg to the junction of Highway 47 south of Lebanon.

Transportation officials are urging drivers to exercise caution from Highway 47 to half a mile west of Highway 212 because of continued limited visibility from smoke.

Drivers such beware of emergency crews and vehicles still working in the area.


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