CLAREMORE — A winter storm brought ice and snow to Rogers County Thursday and continues today.
Roads are covered with a layer of ice with an inch or more of snow, motorists are cautioned to only drive if necessary.
All schools are closed in Rogers County, including Rogers State University.
Snow is expected to end by noon.
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says travel is discouraged in the eastern two-thirds of the state because of slick and hazardous roads caused by snow and sleet. Troop G in southern Oklahoma reports that the H.E. Bailey Turnpike was “extremely slick and hazardous” at about 5 a.m. Friday.
In northeast Oklahoma, crews are plowing and treating the roadways but many areas including the Interstate 44 Will Rogers Turnpike and the U.S. 412 Cherokee Turnpike are slick.
Roads are in better shape in western Oklahoma and the Panhandle, but remain slick in spots.