Green Country road conditions fair, slushy and slick in spots
4:58 AM, Feb 26, 2013
7:18 AM, Feb 26, 2013
TULSA - TULSA -- Travel may be a bit tricky for some Oklahoma motorists after snow fell across most of the state and in some places blizzard-like conditions occurred.
According to the
Department of Public Safety, slick bridges and overpasses are being reported in Creek, Tulsa, Rogers and Mayes counties while further north and northwest roads are being called slick and hazardous.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is discouraging travel in Tulsa, Craig and Rogers counties as slick roads have been reported.
The Panhandle's highways have been closed until the roads can been cleared of snow, and I-40 is shut down from the Oklahoma state line as far as Albuquerque.
Air travelers are also being affected by the winter weather. So far Tuesday, two American Airlines flights to Dallas have been delayed. Three flights to Chicago -- one American and two United Airlines -- have been canceled. One American flight from Chicago has also been canceled.
If you have to get out on the roads Tuesday, here are a few quick tips for driving in winter weather.
-- Leave plenty of time to get where you're going. Be prepared to drive at least 10 miles-per-hour slower.
-- Accelerate slowly. Use your second gear if possible if the conditions are bad.
-- Allow three times more braking distance than usual, and if your brakes lock up ease off them.
-- If you have standard brakes pump them gently. If you have anti-lock brakes DO NOT pump them.
-- Drive with your headlights on.
Below are a list of resources to check road conditions throughout Oklahoma and Kansas:
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