Tulsa and Green Country road conditions, travel update after weekend winter storm

5 a.m. - Crews are continuing to plow and treat highways and interstates in northcentral and northeastern Oklahoma. The sun and wind helped clear many highways in northwest Oklahoma but some areas in the north-central and northeast experienced drifting snow overnight and are still considered slick in spots, I-40 is clear.

Crews in the Tulsa metro area urge caution as some refreezing has taken place over night. The 
Oklahoma City metro is fairly clear but drivers are also reminded to watch for black ice and use caution on bridges and overpasses this morning.

4:30 a.m.  Monday - In Tulsa County, ODOT reports patches of icy spots. In Rogers County, there are slick spots and patches of black ice. In Osage County, slick spots are common and much the same in Creek and Craig Counties. 

4:00 p.m. - Most roads in the northwest and panhandle are clear. North-central areas near Ponca City, Perry, Stillwater and Enid continue to see snow-packed roads and are being plowed. Highways in the Stillwell, Tahlequah, Wagoner and Muskogee areas are still considered slick and hazardous, I-40 is clear.

1:47 p.m. - Lewis Avenue between 151st and 161st Street South, in Tulsa County will be shut down for an indefinite amount of time due to road conditions. Tulsa County maintenance is handling the closure and will be working on sanding and salting the roadway.

10:30 a.m. - It continues to snow in all areas of Tulsa, Creek, Okmulgee, and Rogers counties. Roadways are still slick and hazardous. Salt and sand crews are out, but we are working several crashes at this time.

10:08 a.m. - Streets & Stormwater Dept. Director Dan Crossland said there is a layer of black ice beneath the snow that may cause problems for motorists. The frigid temperatures will create a re-freezing situation on the streets today and overnight. Motorists should drive with caution and reduce their speeds. Arterial street conditions are passable, but hazardous.

An overnight winter storm left much of northeastern Oklahoma covered in snow and ice.

Tulsa police enacted "Operation Slick Streets" early Sunday morning.

While on Slick Streets, officers will not respond to non-injury accidents.

Instead, police say drivers should exchange insurance information. Incidents can then be reported by filling out a form available at most QuikTrip stores or online at http://bit.ly/VllWof

The City of Tulsa had crews out overnight plowing and treating arterial streets. According to Dan Crossland, Director of Streets & Stormwater, there is a layer of black ice beneath the snow that could cause problems for motorists.

Storm Shield Meteorologist Taft Price says temperatures will only reach the low 20s Sunday with another Arctic blast coming in . This will cause refreezing on the streets. 

Arterial street conditions are passable, but hazardous.

Crews will continue to treat streets and will again apply salt overnight. The city has 50 trucks out on the streets.

Tulsa County will see a total of about one to three inches of snow before Sunday afternoon.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m.

Nowata and Ottawa counties have seen about three inches and are expected to get an additional two inches of snow before the afternoon.

Drivers are seeing wet and snow packed roads, although not impassable.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials warn drivers to allow extra time and use caution while driving on Oklahoma roads Sunday.

Freezing rain mixed with snow and sleet began falling early this morning, leaving roads slick and hazardous in Tulsa, Creek and Rogers counties.

Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair and the northern part of Muskogee County are slick in spots. Bridges and overpasses may have black ice, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Check Today's Forecast throughout the day for updates on Sunday'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
dps.state.ok.us

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
(877) 403-7623
pikepass.com

Kansas Department of Public Safety
ksdot.org

Kansas Turnpike Authority
ksturnpike.com

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