TULSA - Update 9:47 a.m. - DPS continues to report all roads in the 2NEWS viewing area as slick and hazardous. No major accidents working in the Tulsa metro. Unnecessary travel discouraged.
Update 8:38 a.m. - Crews working N. Cincinnati right now between 36th and 46th. 61st from Mingo to Memorial, 61st and Sheridan area, and Yale between 71st and 91st are being worked on.
Update 8:29 a.m. - According to Dept of Public Safety, all roads in Tulsa, Creek, and Okmulgee counties are covered in thin sheets of ice. Travel is discouraged. Turnpikes are also considered slick and hazardous.
Update 7:30 a.m. - All counties east of I-35 and north of I-40 have roads classified as slick and hazardous.
Update 7:07 a.m. - Cars moving along well on I-44 near Highway 75.
Update 6:52 a.m. - BA expressway near 169 - pavement still ice/snow packed. Traffic is picking up as people are heading to work. Drivers are traveling about 35 mph.
Update 6:18 a.m. - Dept of Public Safety has declared nearly every county east of I-35 and north of I-40 slick and hazardous.
Update 5:35 a.m. - Traffic moving smoothly along I-44 near Highway 75
Update 5:33 a.m. - Slow going along Highway 169 coming into Tulsa from Owasso.
Update 5:20 a.m. - Ice and snow are building on roadways in Muskogee, Wagoner, McIntosh, Sequoyah, Cherokee, Adair and Haskell Counties. Crews are sanding roadways according to Department of Public Safety.
Update 5:04 a.m. - Martin Stewart with Oklahoma Department of Transportation says crews are "putting a lot of material down" on highways in the Tulsa area.
Update 4:58 a.m. - Northbound Highway 169 is traveling at about 35 mph. No accidents have been reported there. Snow plows have been seen along the highway.
Update 4:07 a.m. - We've gotten a report that 81st Street between Midway and the BA Expressway in Broken Arrow has been plowed and that snow plows have been seen on the Creek Turnpike.
Tulsa, Creek, and Okmulgee counties have had their road conditions upgraded to slick and hazardous by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
DPS is reporting sand trucks out concentrating on keeping one lane of main roadways passable.
In Tulsa, 2NEWS photojournalist Patrick Fitzgibbon said I-44 and the Broken Arrow expressway are becoming covered in snow. He says he's only traveling 30mph and the highways are "pretty slick."
Rogers county has slick bridges and overpasses.
Troop K, which includes Osage and Pawnee counties, is reporting slick roadways
Around midnight, Fitzgibbon reported a really slick Riverside Drive just north of 41st. He also said Highway 75 northbound between downtown and the 36th Street North exit isn't too bad. It's wet, but not very slick at that time.
Fitzgibbon also reported that visibility is becoming an issue with the snowfall. He said at 12:28 Thursday morning he was having a difficult time seeing the traffic lanes in downtown, and that it was getting slick.
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