Hwy. 14 closed from Wall to Philip
PIERRE – Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) have closed Highway 14 between Exit 112 at Wall and Highway 73 at Philip, effective immediately.
According to officials, the Quinn Dam, about a mile north of the highway, has breached and is leaking water through the dam. SDDOT and South Dakota Highway Patrol are on scene monitoring the situation. Local residents and a rancher in the area have been notified.
At this time, there is no water over the roadway, but that could change very quickly should the dam fully breach so the road has been closed as a precaution.
The detour route is Highway 73 and Interstate 90 for both east and westbound traffic on Highway 14.