Slipping and sliding: Traffic advisories issued for parts of the state
EDMOND, Okla. – As snow continues to fall from the sky, drivers are slipping and sliding on the roads.
According to the Department of Public Safety, roads across much of Oklahoma, particularly in central, eastern and southeastern areas of the state, remain snow packed and icy.
Conditions remain slick and hazardous.
Crews from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation will continue salt, sand and plowing operations as long as conditions warrant.
Drivers should remain alert to these trucks working throughout the overnight and morning hours and stay at least 200 feet behind snow plows.
Because of the continued low temperatures overnight, drivers also should be cautious of slushy areas refreezing and turning to ice.
Drivers who must travel in the morning are urged to plan ahead for extra travel time so they can take it slow.
Even in areas of the state with less accumulation, drivers need to remain alert to black ice conditions and use caution on bridges, overpasses and ramps.