- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on the winter storm (all times local):

3 p.m.

The National Weather Service says a blizzard warning will remain in effect for much of southeast South Dakota until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

As much as 8 inches of snow fell in the far southeastern part of the state. The city of Sioux Falls, which issued a travel advisory recommending that residents stay off the roads, was dealing with 3 inches of snow and heavy winds.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol closed Interstate 29 from Exit 73 at Tea south to the Iowa border as the storm moved in. Officials in Minnesota closed I-90 to the South Dakota border.

Forecasters say winds gusting to 45 mph are making travel hazardous if not impossible.

Schools throughout the region are shut down for the day, and state offices in Bon Homme, Clay, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Turner, Union and Yankton counties closed at noon.

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2:00 p.m.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 29 from Exit 73 at Tea south to the Iowa border as a winter storm moves into the southeastern part of the state.

Schools throughout the region are shut down for the day, and state offices in Bon Homme, Clay, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Turner, Union and Yankton counties closed at noon.

The National Weather Service posted a blizzard warning through Tuesday for the Sioux Falls, Yankton and Vermillion areas. The Mitchell and Huron areas are under a winter weather advisory.

Snowfall totals could reach a foot in the far southeast, with 6-8 inches in Sioux Falls and 2-4 inches in areas to the west and northwest of the city.

Forecasters say winds gusting to 45 mph will make travel hazardous if not impossible.

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