Tulsa and Oklahoma road conditions, resources for updates on road conditions

11 p.m. - Wet roads likely to freeze overnight, causing black ice in areas, particularly bridges and overpasses. - Dan Threlkeld

5:27 p.m. - City of Tulsa monitoring roads overnight, mainly working on standby, according to city's streets and stormwater planning and contracts manager.

11:40 a.m. - Conditions have improved in most of Tulsa, Creek and Okmulgee counties.  Creek County has improved but still has spotty ice on roads, bridges and overpasses. Main roads are mostly wet - DPS.

10:20 a.m. - Most of the precipitation in Osage and Pawnee counties has stopped, though roadways continue to be slick, according to OHP.  Unnecessary travel is discouraged.

9:33 a.m. - DPS reports rain/sleet mix over northern part of Washington, Nowata, Craig and Ottawa counties.  Some slick spots on highways, including east of Will Rogers Turnpike.  Several vehicles have run off roadway. 

9:27 a.m. - EMSA responded to six motor vehicle collisions since 5 a.m. until now, five patients transported to local hospitals. None were serious or critical condition - spokeswoman Kelli Bruer.

7:57 a.m. - ODOT reporting slick and hazardous conditions in Washington County.

7:13 a.m. - View a list of cancellations at Tulsa International Airport - http://bit.ly/YIybZa

6:53 a.m. - DPS reports Tulsa, Rogers counties receiving rain and sleet.  Bridges and overpasses slick.  Okmulgee County receiving sleet/rain misture with some icing.  Creek County receiving sleet/snow and all roads including Turner Turnpike are slick and hazardous and travel is discouraged.

6:50 a.m. - Broken Arrow streets wet, not slick.

6:50 a.m. - In Adair, Cherokee, Wagoner, Muskogee, McIntosh and Haskell counties, the Department of Public Safety reports the majority of roadways are slick in spots.  Light precipitation falling.  Sequoyah County roads are very slick at this time.

6:15 a.m. - Tulsa street crews continue monitoring roads and treating slick areas, which are not widespread, said City of Tulsa employee Leon Kragel.  Most roads are just wet.

6:13 a.m. - Tulsa International Airport tweeted the following message: "Passengers traveling on AA need to confirm their flight status this morning with the airline. There are several cancelations."  Call ahead to verify flights.

5:50 a.m. - Jim Hazeldine with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says heavy sleet is falling in Oklahoma City, Stillwater and the western part of the Turner Turnpike, creating slick spots.  Bridges and overpasses on the Creek Turnpike in Tulsa are slick and drivers urged to use caution, especially in construction zones.

5:42 a.m. - EMSA spokeswoman Kelli Bruer says paramedics responded to two motor vehicle collisions overnight, bringing the total since winter weather began in Tulsa Wednesday to 27 responses and nine transports.  One more outdoor slip-and-fall brings that total to five responses and four transports.

5:23 a.m. - Jim Hazeldine with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says turnpikes are not seeing any problems right now.  Temperatures are above freezing, which helps.

5:12 a.m. - ODOT crews in western and northern Oklahoma report slick and hazardous conditions and travel is discouraged.  Counties in eastern parts of the state, including the Tulsa metro, report mostly wet roads with temperatures hovering near the freezing mark.  Oklahoma City metro crews are responding to quickly changing conditions, salting and sanding all roads, bridges and overpasses and will continue to do so until storms have passed and roads are clear.  Roads are currently considered slick and hazardous and travel is discouraged.

4:45 a.m. - Tulsa International Airport not experiencing delays or cancelations.  Check flight info at http://tulsaairports.com/flight-information/.

4:38 a.m. - Sleeting in the Oklahoma City area.  Roadways are becoming slick and hazardous, especially on the bridges and overpasses.

4:28 a.m. - Roads in Tulsa, Okmulgee and Creek counties are mostly wet, though some bridges have ice on them that could cause issues with travel.


Expect wet roads Thursday and possibly slick conditions after overnight temperatures dropped.

Drivers hitting the road should leave with plenty of time to spare.

A City of Tulsa street crew of about 80 people has been working all night to keep the roads clear after Wednesday's snow and overnight freezing rain.

Sand and salt trucks have been moving in and out of the City's west Tulsa maintenance yard all morning long.

After Wednesday's snow roads became slick, causing numerous accidents.  EMSA officials say they responded 25 accidents Wednesday, more than double the amount of an average day.

Tulsa Police Department is again on on " Operation Slick Streets ." Officers not responding to non-injury collisions.  Instead of calling police, police say drivers should exchange insurance information.  Incidents can then be reported by filling out a form available at most QuikTrip's or online at http://bit.ly/VllWof .

City crews say they'll do their best to

treat the roads, but driver's should head the warning and use the following safe driving tips:

-- 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.

Check Today's Forecast throughout the day at http://bit.ly/2forecast for updates on Wednesday's winter weather event.

Below are 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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