Updates on Oklahoma road conditions

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UPDATED, 5:09 a.m. on 2/16/2015 – Road conditions in the metro are slick and hazardous.

Many roads are covered in a sheet of ice.

If you have to drive, drive slow and watch out for bridges and overpasses.

 

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews throughout the state continue to monitor temperatures and road conditions in anticipation of forecasted winter weather overnight. Crews in northeastern Oklahoma and throughout the state are preparing for overnight operations and are insuring equipment and materials are ready for varying forms of winter precipitation which may move into their area.

Motorists are advised to remain aware of changing conditions and the possibility of black ice overnight and into the morning hours.

Crews from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation will be applying salt and sand to bridges and elevated structures where needed in areas where winter precipitation moves into the state overnight.

The City of Oklahoma City will be out starting at 4:00 a.m.

Review the City’s snow routes here.

Regional snow route maps

Drivers should be aware of slick spots statewide, particularly on highway bridges, overpasses and highway exit/entrance ramps. Drivers should allow extra space between vehicles, so there is adequate distance for braking in wet and icy conditions.

If drivers travel out of state, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas           800-245-1672
Colorado           303-639-1111
Kansas             866-511-5368
Missouri           800-222-6400
New Mexico         800-432-4269
Texas              800-452-9292
To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call the Department of Public Safety’s ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.

Safety tips:

  • Use extra caution when driving over bridges and overpasses.
  • Turn off your automatic sprinkler systems.
  • Remember that posted speed limits are only to be followed during ideal weather conditions. Slow down while driving on snow or ice.
  • Give salt trucks plenty of room – stay at least 100 feet behind them so salt won’t get thrown on your car.
  • Plan ahead by getting up and leaving the house earlier.
  • Keep at least a three-car distance from the car in front of you.
  • Steer and brake more slowly than usual.
  • Keep warm shoes and clothes in your car.
  • Clear all snow and ice from your vehicle before setting out.
  • Proceed carefully through intersections.
  • Have a plan if you slide off the road – who are you going to call?

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