Clearance operations continue this afternoon on highways and interstates across Oklahoma. With additional sleet and snow falling, conditions can quickly become slick and hazardous, and travel remains discouraged at this time.
Slick conditions are reported in western, central and eastern Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. In addition to salt and sand operations, crews from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are also plowing areas of heavy accumulation. Roadways in southeastern Oklahoma are currently wet, and crews are closely monitoring those areas for any changes.
If travel is necessary, drivers are urged to drive for the conditions. Use caution on bridges and overpasses, and also in work zones as lanes may be narrowed and speeds reduced. Be alert to local forecasts, as travel conditions can quickly worsen as further precipitation falls.
For an interactive look at current highway conditions, including views from snow plow cameras, visit www.okroads.org.
This office will provide updates as conditions change.
REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:
• Stay at least 200 feet behind road clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
• Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.
• Allow extra space between vehicles to provide adequate distance for braking.
• Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.