Rapid City FOX Station Marooned After Weekend Snowstorm

By Kevin Eck 

Staffers at Rapid City, SD, FOX affiliate KEVN found themselves stuck at the station after a snowstorm hit the area over the weekend.

The station posted a plea for help to its facebook page yesterday, “Hey viewers we have a favor to ask! Is there anyone out there in Rapid City with a snowmobile that could help us out? We have been stranded at the station for days and desperately need to replenish the crew.”

The Rapid City Police had issued a no travel advisory starting at 11:00 a.m. Friday saying road conditions were deteriorating rapidly with visibility at about 1/4 mile.


Later they gave the kinda all-clear, “Thank you to all those who shared our earlier post about KEVN personnel being stranded up at the station,” the station posted on its facebook page. “We’ve had so many well-wishes and even a few care packages of food delivered by hikers! The plows are currently working their way down Skyline Drive and we should have full access to get in and out of the station in just a few hours”

KEVN also gave viewers an on-air thanks and shared a story about how they reunited a stray dog with its owner which led to a food delivery from the grateful owner.

Click here for the clip titled “Black Hills FOX Thank You to our viewers during winter storm.” To make matters worse, the station’s site has been hacked and this is the only way to access the clip. A KEVN staffer told us they have no idea when the site will be back to full functionality.