People living in southwest South Dakota are digging out after the region was hit by a historic snowstorm.

Up to 8 inches of snow has been reported in areas south of Rapid City, with the heaviest snow reported in Custer and at Mount Rushmore. Snowfall totals in the 2 to 6 inch range are common throughout that region, while the National Weather Service Office in Rapid City recorded an inch of snow.

Officials say it was the earliest record snowfall in Rapid City going back to 1888.

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National Weather Service