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Winter storm poised to hit metro, OHP warning drivers of ice

Courtesy: KJRH

Courtesy: KJRH

OKLAHOMA CITY – Metro roads are clear and traffic is running smoothly, but a winter storm is heading our way and officials warn that you need to be prepared.

On Thursday, a Braum’s semi truck hit a patch of ice on I-44 near Turner Falls and overturned.

It’s an example of why we need to be careful when driving in winter weather.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says you need to keep your speeds down when traveling on icy roads so you don’t get into an accident.

“If you’re going slow enough, hopefully that won’t ever happen,” said Lt. Brian Orr. “But if you do, pump your brakes, steer the vehicle in the direction that you’re going, that will help you out.”

Orr also suggests planning ahead and keeping plenty if distance between you and the car in front of you.

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