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WINTER WEATHER: Northwest Oklahoma Highway Conditions

Posted: 11:15 AM, Jan 28, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-28 12:15:34-05
Photos: As southeastern winter storm fades, canceled flights and icy roads remain


According to ODOT, slick driving conditions are reported in northwest Oklahoma, including the Panhandle. A wintry mix continues to impact these areas and icy conditions can quickly develop. Drivers should use caution if travel is necessary.

Travelers on I-40 in western Oklahoma should be alert to isolated slick areas. North of I-40, conditions become more slick and snow-packed up to the state line. Salt, sand and plowing operations are continuing and drivers are urged to be alert to Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews working in these areas.

For continually updated conditions, check out snow plow cameras for this area on www.okroads.org throughout the day.

This office will provide updates as conditions change.

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

• Stay at least 200 feet behind road clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.

• Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.

• Allow extra space between vehicles to provide adequate distance for braking.

• Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.

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