Updated as of 01/02/15 11:00AM Conditions on highways in southwestern and southern parts of the state are wet with a few slick spots as temperatures hover around freezing. Crews are treating roads and bridges as needed.
In other areas, including the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metros, as precipitation moves in and with temperatures above freezing, crews are continuing to monitor conditions and are prepared to respond.
Salt is in good supply with approximately 6,000 tons in stock. A salt truck driver drives approximately 200 miles in a 12-hour shift.
When temperatures are at or below freezing and you have an automatic sprinkler system make sure to turn it off.
View Oklahoma City snow routes www.okc.gov.
Regional snow route maps are available on the City’s website at www.okc.gov/prepare/winter.html
- 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? Make sure your cell phone is fully charged.
Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas 800-245-1672 www.idrivearkansas.com
Colorado 303-639-1111 www.cotrip.org
Kansas 866-511-5368 511.ksdot.org
Missouri 888-275-6636 www.modot.org
New Mexico 800-432-4269 www.nmroads.com
Texas 800-452-9292 www.drivetexas.orgTo check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call the Department of Public Safety’s ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.
You can see live accident reports here www.okc.gov.