Icy conditions are to blame for multiple accidents

OKLAHOMA – The driving problems started after the snow and ice moved through our state Thursday.

An SUV rollover near I-44 one of the first out of the gate at I-44 and Penn.

Also on I-44 near Southwest 44th, slick roads put a car into the barrier.

As a firetruck came to the rescue, another car lost control and slammed into the firetruck.

Semi tractor trailers are known to struggle on slippery roads with their big loads.

One jacknifed on I-40 – a mile west of Newalla.

At Northeast 36th and Kelly it was all about traction – or lack of it.

Over and over drivers struggled to get up the hill.  Johnathan Schuppel got his shovel and went to work putting down dirt to give tires something to grip.  He says time flies when you help.

“I don’t know 1/2 an hour or 45 minutes probably.  Maybe longer I don’t know.  I lost track of time.”

When that didn’t work,  he and Newschannel 4′s Marc Dillard used some muscle to get cars going.

“Go slowly.  Watch out for the person in front of you and make sure you are ready for the road conditions ahead of you.”

The flakes stopped falling, but slick conditions stuck around.  Three cars were on the entrance ramp to get onto the Turnpike when they all hit each other.   So far there have been no reports of serious injuries.