Oklahoma road conditions in Tulsa and Green Country during February 4 winter storm

TULSA - Slick conditions are reported in parts of Green Country after sleet and snow fell across the state Tuesday.  The heaviest precipitation is over and all of it is expected to end around noon.  We've provided updated road conditions throughout the morning.  Motorists are encouraged to proceed with caution.


11 a.m. -- ODOT: Crews in the panhandle, northwest, central and far northeast continue to treat and plow snow packed roads which are slick and hazardous. Travel in these areas is discouraged; if it is unavoidable allow plenty of extra travel time and call ahead to a destination. In the southwest, crews are reporting slushy, light snow which is causing slick spots in some areas and on bridges and overpasses.

The Oklahoma City metro is experiencing very light precipitation and crews have been out plowing and treating all roads, bridges and overpasses which are considered slick. Drivers are strongly encouraged to slow down and allow plenty of travel time. The Tulsa metro is reporting slush on roadways causing some slick spots.

8:52 a.m. -- : Roads slushy in spots (in Tulsa), some slick areas developing. Use caution, especially in work zones.

8:26 a.m. -- City of Tulsa spokesperson says the problem areas are in east Tulsa where there is an accumulation of sleet, which becomes slush and has the potential to cause accidents.

8:11 a.m. -- ODOT: Sleet changing to snow in Tulsa, Rogers and Creek counties.  Roads are slick in spots and temperatures are around 28 degrees. Okmulgee County is seeing slick and hazardous conditions so use extreme caution if you must travel.  Watch for icing on bridges and overpasses.  Conditions will worsen as the morning continues.  Caution advised.

7:18 a.m. -- Sleet, snow and rain falling in Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, Muskogee, McIntosh, Haskell and Sequoyah counties.  Reports of slick and hazardous roadways on I-40 in Sequoyah and McIntosh counties.  ODOT reports multiple collisions have occurred.

7:17 a.m. -- ODOT: Light snow falling in the Panhandle counties.  Roads are mostly wet.  Heavier snow falling in Harper, Ellis and Woodward counties.  Roads are snow-packed there and becoming slick.

7:09 a.m. -- Moderate to heavy snowfall accumulating throughout Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Major, Garfield, Blaine and Kingfisher counties.  Roadways are slick and hazardous.

7:04 a.m. -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is issuing a warning for motorists to use extreme caution during morning travels.  Freezing rain and sleet continues to fall, making roadways in and around the Oklahoma City Metro area slick and hazardous.  Troopers warn drivers to use extra caution especially on elevated structures, such as bridges and overpasses.

Temperatures remain below freezing and roadways are expected to deteriorate rapidly.  You may obtain up to date weather and road conditions by logging onto the Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.state.ok.us or call the DPS road and weather hotline at 888-425-2385.

7:01 a.m. -- ODOT: Dewey County is snow=packed, slick and hazardous.  All travel is discouraged.

6:59 a.m. -- ODOT receiving reports of some frozen precipitation at this time in Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa and Washington counties and the Cherokee Turnpike and the Will Rogers Turnpike.  Bridges and overpasses are becoming slick and driving conditions are expected to worsen in the next short while.

6:49 a.m. -- Tulsa police issue 'Slick Streets' order, will not respond to non-injury accidents.  Police say drivers should exchange insurance information. Incidents can then be reported by filling out a form available at most QuikTrips or online at http://bit.ly/VllWof .

6:33 a.m. -- City streets department spokesman Tim McCorkell reports mostly wet roads in Tulsa.

6:11 a.m. -- Roads and highways in Okfuskee, Seminole, Hughes, Pittsburg, Latimer and Le Flor are slick in spots, including I-40 and the Indian Nation Turnpike.  Up north, ODOT reports accumulations of sleet and snow are beginning on roadways in Kay, Osage, Noble, Pawnee and Payne counties.  I-35 is slick and hazardous, conditions are expected to deteriorate.

6:09 a.m. -- ODOT: Beckham, Custer, Dewey, Roger Mills and Washita counties all reporting light mist/rain, and at times large heavy snow flakes. Snow is beginning to accumulate. Roadways at this time are slick in spots and deteriorating, especially on bridges and overpasses. Non-essential travel is discouraged.

6 a.m. -- All main and secondary roads in south central Okalhoma are mostly clear with a few slick spots on bridges and overpasses, reports ODOT.

6:03 a.m. -- City crews treating roads as sleet falls in Tulsa.

5:52 a.m. -- ODOT: Small accumulation of sleet and snow in Kay, Noble, Payne, Pawnee and Osage counties.  Roads are expected to deteriorate as precipitation continues to fall.

5:51 a.m. -- Snow falling in the Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Major, Garfield, Blaine and Kingfisher areas and ODOT reports roads becoming snow-packed and slick in spots.

5:50 a.m.

-- ODOT: All major roads are clear in Atoka, Coal and Pushmataha counties but secondary roads are slick in spots.  Precipitation is falling in the form of rain.

5:44 a.m. -- - Logan, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties are all reporting precipitation falling at this time, according to ODOT.  Road are going to continue to deteriorate as the sleet and snow fall.  Please use extreme caution and stay home if you do not have to get out. 

5:36 a.m. -- Jack Damrill, with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, reports no traffic problems yet.  Crews have salted and sanded turnpikes for most of the past 48 hours.  Some slush is reported in the Oklahoma City area along the Kilpatrick Turnpike but roads are mostly wet right now.

5:30 a.m. -- ODOT tweets roads and bridges are being treated in the OKC Metro area, starting to become slick. Allow plenty of time to travel.

5:21 a.m. -- All main highways are mostly clear in the southwestern-most counties in Oklahoma, according to ODOT, with a few slick spots.  Less traveled roads may remain snow-covered.  Caution is advised on bridges and overpasses.

5:17 a.m. -- Coffeyville police report sleet began around 4:30 a.m. and has since changed over to light snow.  No travel problems at this time.

5:13 a.m. -- OHP reports no known hazardous conditions in Cimarron, Texas or Beaver counties this morning, but Harper, Ellis and Woodward counties has had freezing rain and light snow fall.  Roadways may be slick in spots.

5:11 a.m. -- ODOT: Crews in western, northwestern and central Oklahoma report precipitation with bridges and overpasses becoming slick.  Freezing rain falling in southwest and central parts of the state with snow coming down in the northern areas.  Crews are treating highways and interstates and will condition to do so as the storm continues.

5:09 a.m. -- Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office reports a light rain-sleet mix falling at this point.

4 a.m. -- Sleet is starting to fall in the areas of Wagoner, Cherokee, Muskogee, McIntosh, Haskell, Sequoyah and Adair counties.  ODOT reports roads are starting to re-freeze.  Roads are slick, which could make for dangerous travel.

3:16 a.m. -- ODOT reports light precipitation falling in Caddo, Grady, Comanche, Stephens, Cotton and Jefferson counties but temperature remains above freezing.  There are slick spots on bridges and overpasses.  Drivers should use caution when traveling.

Below is a list of resources to check road conditions throughout Oklahoma and Kansas:

Call *55 for emergency roadside assistance.

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
(888) 425-2385

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
(877) 403-7623

Kansas Department of Public Safety

Kansas Turnpike Authority

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