Drivers hit slush on roadways


OKLAHOMA CITY – If you were on the roadways Wednesday morning, you saw it; the snow was falling down in waves.

However, the slush it left behind can make for a mess on the highway.

Drivers gave News Channel Four a heads up on precautions they take on the roadways.

Trudy Deming drove through the snow from Guthrie to Oklahoma City.

“The inside shoulder of the road, you cannot see the lane because the snow has come up on the concrete,” Deming said.

Shauna Mitchell drove to work from Choctaw and said the lines on the roads were invisible.

“The roads had a lot of snow on them,” Mitchell said.

When the snow falls, we start to hear the familiar road rule; keep two cars’ distance behind other cars in case you slide, but drivers familiar with the slush we’ve been dealt have their own snow habits.

“I just treat it like a heavy rain,” Deming said.” Water melts and it’s standing on the road so the risk of hydroplane is worse than a slick spot.”

Before you drive off, do some prepping.

Always dust off the snow from your car before you leave.

Get the windows, the blind spots and the roof because a sheet of snow can fall off when you’re driving down the highway, and it can be a hazard if it lands on the person’s car behind you.

When it comes to slush refreezing, drivers have the same routine.

“I’m gust going to drive real slow; I’m not going to take any chances,” Mitchell said.