Officials report Wednesday morning driving conditions around Tulsa

TULSA - Tulsa area drivers are finding better conditions than expected.

At 5 a.m. Wednesday traffic was flowing well on I-44. There were no reports of snow or sleet on Tulsa roads, but drivers are warned to watch for black ice.

City police and state troopers said streets and highways in Tulsa and Creek counties are in good condition. 

Some slick spots can be found at 81st Street and Yale Avenue where a sprinkler system caused black ice on the roadway, and a broken fire hydrant at 35th Street and Rolling Oaks Drive in Sand Springs is creating another hazard.

Officials urge drivers to use caution on bridges and overpasses as they may be slick as well.

Highway patrol officials discourage travel in the southern portions of the state due to slick and hazardous conditions caused by snow-packed and icy roadways.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation said roadways are still slick in spot in western Oklahoma.

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