Slow Down: Weather-related wrecks backing up traffic across metro

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Crews in southwestern and southern Oklahoma continue to treat slick spots on bridges and overpasses this morning.

Use caution along I-40 and I-35 this morning.

The OKC metro area bridges and overpasses are very slick this morning after Sunday’s melted precipitation refreezing overnight.

There may be black ice on roads which looks like wet pavement but is actually a thin layer of ice.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to take their time into work this morning, drive slowly and cautiously.

All 51 trucks continue to work the metro area.

Southeastern counties continue to receive rain with higher temperatures but some slick spots remain; use caution along US-69.

Tulsa metro and roads farther north and east remain clear.

Crews will continue to address issues 24/7 until conditions are favorable.

Drivers are still strongly encouraged to take it slow and allow extra time in arriving to their destination.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists are asked to:

· Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.

· Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice. · Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.

· Allow extra space between vehicles, so there is adequate distance for braking in wet and icy conditions.

· Please be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations

For the latest road conditions, call (405) 425-2385 or visit the Department of Public Safety's website.

For 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

Oklahoma: 888-425-2385

Texas: 800-452-9292

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