Universities closed as winter storm approaches

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several universities are among schools closing in South Dakota ahead of snowstorm that’s capable of dumping up to 10 inches of snow in the region.

The University of South Dakota, Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls canceled classes Tuesday as the storm headed for the state.

National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Gillispie in Sioux Falls warned against traveling Tuesday. A winter storm warning was posted for southeastern South Dakota and into Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The storm was expected to move into southwestern Minnesota and western Wisconsin by late Tuesday afternoon. The weather service says up to a foot of snow could pile up before the storm moves out by midday on Wednesday.