RADAR: Watch live radar as thunderstorms move into Oklahoma

UPDATE: Road conditions continue to deteriorate, accidents being reported

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UPDATE: News Channel 4’s Scott Hines Tweets about the road conditions near the Downtown area.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents across the metro are likely noticing a bit of freezing rain and sleet moving into their area.

The National Weather Service says freezing rain is being reported stretching from the Ardmore area to just south of Stillwater.

Sleet across southwest Oklahoma will transition into freezing rain as the front continues to move through the state.

Experts warn that drivers should begin watching out for slick spots on the roads, especially bridges and overpasses.

Commuters driving during the afternoon hours are encouraged to take their time.

Currently, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is updating their map with the following road conditions:

  • Beaver County- Troopers are reporting very slick roads and are warning drivers to use extreme caution on bridges.
  • Blaine County – Roadways are wet and conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the afternoon.
  • Canadian County – Rain and sleet are causing slick conditions in spots and a few accidents have been reported.
  • Cimarron County – Freezing rain and sleet are causing roads to be slick in spots.
  • Cleveland County- Freezing rain and sleet is causing roads to be slick in spots and a few accidents have been reported.
  • Comanche County – Sleet is causing ice to form on the roadways.
  • Cotton County – Freezing rain has caused SH 5 West of Temple to be covered in ice.
  • Creek County- Icing is beginning to occur along the roads.
  • Ellis County- Freezing rain is causing roadways to become very slick and hazardous.
  • Garfield County – Still receiving winter precipitation to a lesser degree.
  • Grady County – Freezing rain is causing the H.E. Baily Turnpike bridges to become slick.
  • Greer County- Troopers reporting that all roads are becoming slick and hazardous, especially on bridges and overpasses.
  • Harmon County- Troopers reporting that all roads are becoming slick and hazardous, especially on bridges and overpasses.
  • Harper County- Freezing rain is causing roadways to become very slick and hazardous.
  • Jackson County – Troopers reporting that all roads are becoming slick and hazardous, especially on bridges and overpasses.
  • Kingfisher County- Roadways are wet and conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the afternoon.
  • Kiowa County- Troopers reporting that all roads are becoming slick and hazardous, especially on bridges and overpasses.
  • Major County- Still receiving winter precipitation to a lesser degree.
  • Oklahoma County- Rain and sleet are causing slick conditions in spots and a few accidents have been reported.
  • Logan County – Rain and sleet are causing slick conditions in spots and a few accidents have been reported.
  • Payne County- Roads are becoming slick and weather-related accidents are being reported.
  • Texas County – Roads are slick in spots from freezing rain and sleet.
  • Tillman County- Troopers reporting that all roads are becoming slick and hazardous, especially on bridges and overpasses.
  • Tulsa County- Icing is beginning to occur on the roadways.
  • Woodward County- Freezing rain is causing roadways to become very slick and hazardous.

At this time, EMSA says their crews have responded to 40 injury accidents and nine slip and falls since 12 p.m. Friday.