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Oklahoma Highway Patrol responds to several collisons on slick roads

Posted at 5:45 PM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 13:03:57-05

TULSA -- With winter weather in full force Saturday night, Oklahoma Highway Patrol stayed busy responding to several accidents on slick roads.

 According to OHP, troopers responded to 10 collisions since 2:00 pm on Saturday. They said the severity of the crashes range from fender benders to deadly accidents. OHP said most of these crashes are happening in rural areas, but the roads in the Tulsa metro area are just as dangerous. Troopers are reminding drivers to keep about 5 to 7 seconds of distance between vehicles while on the roads. To prevent more accidents from happening, troopers recommend drivers stay off the roads unless you absolutely have to.

“If you don’t have to get out today, curl up with a movie, a hot drink, do what you need to do, but we really need to minimize traffic on these roadways,” said OHP Trooper Aaron Riggs.

ODOT also had crews out deploying salt and sand on the roads. EMSA officials say they’ve also responded to 44 crashes Saturday. Most of them on highways and interstates.

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