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OKLAHOMA - It was a hectic day on the roads following Oklahoma's winter blast.

As Oklahomans slept, the weather quickly changed.  Everyone woke up to roads covered with sleet and ice.

"If you got to clean ice off your windshield then you know there's going to be ice on the roads," said Derryll Dickenson.

"It was a little bit slow going getting out of the neighborhoods," Mackenzie Roberts.

From cars spinning out and crashing into poles, to vehicles sliding into the median and cars getting stuck trying to go up steep ramps, it was chaos.

"I just kept the speed limit down. Drove about 25-30 miles an hour," said Dickenson.

Even cars traveling on the interstate were keeping speeds around 40 miles an hour.

“I was really happy to see it because there's nothing more scary than to see someone fly by you when the roads are like that," said McLaughlin.

Precautions to take to avoid being the driver in this semi that jack-knifed or the driver of this truck that overturned.

"Give yourself extra time to get there and drive safe," said Roberts.

"Just take it slow, I mean if it's icy, you never know what's going to happen," said McLaughlin.

 

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