Ice causes minor accidents in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - About an inch of snow fell in the Muskogee area on Tuesday, but that is not the sole reason authorities are warning drivers about dangerous conditions.

Emergency officials say black ice is the biggest problem.

Muskogee Emergency Management director, Jimmy Moore, said black ice was responsible for 10 minor accidents in town.

Moore said salt and sand crews have been treating major roads.

Moore said while most streets in Muskogee are dry, there are slick spots on bridges and overpasses that drivers need to be aware of as they make their Wednesday morning commute.

"Chief concern in the morning is going to be black ice. Need to start early, let your car warm up before you leave and start early and slow down and take it easy," said Moore.

Moore said conditions are worse in rural parts of Muskogee County, which received more snowfall than the city.

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