NewsLocal News

Actions

WINTER WEATHER: Highway Conditions

Web-Default-Image-KJRH_1280x720.png
Posted at 6:06 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 13:23:21-05

UPDATE: WINTER WEATHER: Highway Conditions Alert 12-16-19 as of 11 a.m.

Slick and hazardous conditions are reported on highways in northwestern Oklahoma at this time. In the Panhandle, snow-packed conditions are reported in Cimarron, Texas and Beaver counties. Crews from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are also treating slick areas in portions of western, central and northeastern Oklahoma.

Drivers should continue to use caution in all areas where freezing precipitation is falling this afternoon. Slick conditions can quickly develop, especially on bridges and overpasses. Allow extra travel time today and follow local weather reports.

Crews will continue to treat and plow highways, bridges and overpasses around the clock until they are clear and will continue to monitor conditions as winter weather moves through the state.

Drivers can use the ODOT app or visit www.okroads.org [lnks.gd] to stay up to date on road conditions and this weather event.

NOTE: The next advisory will be sent when conditions change.

REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:

  • Be aware of "black ice" which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.
  • Stay about 200 feet behind road clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
  • Allow extra space between vehicles to provide adequate distance for braking.
  • Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.

WINTER WEATHER: Highway Conditions Alert 12-16-19 as of 5:30 a.m.Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are clearing and treating slick spots on highways and bridges in Cimarron, Texas and Beaver counties in the Panhandle as winter weather moves into the area.

Freezing temperatures and precipitation can cause slick conditions to quickly develop on driving surfaces. Drivers should use caution if traveling in this area and be aware for the potential of changing conditions this morning as the storm moves across the state. Crews continue to monitor the weather and will treat highways, bridges and overpasses as needed.

Drivers should check weather forecasts, use the ODOT app or visit www.okroads.org [lnks.gd] to stay up to date on road conditions and this weather event.

REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:

  • Be aware of "black ice" which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.
  • Stay about 200 feet behind road clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
  • Allow extra space between vehicles to provide adequate distance for braking.
  • Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook