Road and highway conditions in Green Country

Drivers across the metro are encouraged to be careful when driving Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports conditions in Tulsa and Creek counties are good, but drivers should keep an eye out for possible icing on bridges and overpasses.

Okmulgee County officials report freezing rain mixed with snow near I-40.

There are slick spots on bridges and overpasses throughout other areas, especially in Rogers, Mayes, Osage and Pawnee counties.

For more road conditions you can call 1-888-425-2385 or go to http://www.dps.state.ok.us/cgi-bin/weathermap.cgi

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Updates earlier in the day -

4:33 p.m. - Tulsa, Creek and Rogers counties reporting good conditions with possible icing on bridges and overpasses. Okmulgee County reporting freezing rain mixed with snow close to I-40 at this time and conditions will worsen. 

4:30 p.m. - National Guard had 40 soldiers on standby to help Oklahoma Highway Patrol with stranded drivers. Twenty-four of those have been sent home. The remaining 16 are on standby at the Okmulgee Armory.

3:50 p.m. - 2NEWS reporter Max Resnik reports trucks dumping sand and salt in Henryetta. Met Joe Hanzel coming from McAlester. Joe said the roads "aren't too bad," but that they are "kind of sloshy."

3:16 p.m. - OHP Trooper Betsy Randolph says they have numerous accidents on I-40 and I-35 throughout the state. The main culprit is drivers who are going too fast.

3:02 p.m. - 2NEWS reporter Brandon Richard reported a clear Creek Turnpike near Highway 169 as well as a sand truck waiting on standby

8:30 p.m. The storm is out of Oklahoma however drivers are still encouraged to use caution.

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Slick and hazardous highway conditions remain in several counties in southern portions of the state as crews continue to treat roads and bridges through the night and into the early morning.  

In western and southwestern Oklahoma, highways are slick with some snow drifts. Crews are reporting slick and hazardous conditions and packed snow on I-40 between the Texas state line and the Oklahoma City area.

Highways in southern Oklahoma, including I-35 between the Oklahoma City area and the Texas state line, continue to be slick and hazardous. Though precipitation has stopped, blowing snow and snow drifts continue to affect roadways.  

In eastern Oklahoma, crews are working overnight and reporting slick conditions on I-40 east of Okmulgee to the Arkansas stateline, as well as slick highways south of Okmulgee and south of Stilwell in Adair County.

Highways in southeastern Oklahoma are experiencing heavy snow and slick and hazardous road conditions, especially on roads in the Ouachita Mountains. Crews are reporting that US-69 between I-40 and the Texas stateline is in good condition overall with a few slick spots.

Highways in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas are mainly clear and crews continue to monitor conditions and are prepared to treat isolated areas as needed throughout the night. Drivers should still be cautious of slick spots and black ice overnight. Commuters should plan extra travel time in the morning and make sure cars are clear of ice before driving.

Crews will continue to monitor conditions through the night as precipitation and freezing conditions are expected to continue in parts of the state. Drivers are asked to be cautious and highway travel is strongly discouraged. Travelers are urged to check with other states, especially Texas and Arkansas, before driving out-of-state.

Go to  http://www.dps.state.ok.us/cgi-bin/weathermap.cgi to find out current road conditions.

 

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