UPDATED: Officials close several Oklahoma highways due to winter weather, flooding
OKLAHOMA – The winter weather and flooding has caused the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to close several highways throughout the Sooner State.
Statewide road conditions as of 4:00 P.M. 12/28/15
Weather conditions continue to improve across most of the state, however, the potential for black ice developing and roadways refreezing remains high heading into evening. Several highways remain closed in eastern Oklahoma due to flooding and caution is advised in northeast Oklahoma where temperatures are expected to drop below freezing.
I-40 is open from the Oklahoma state line to Amarillo, however, drivers going further west from this area are urged to seek an alternate route or delay travel if possible. Roads in Woodward and Ellis counties in northwest Oklahoma are snow-packed, and travel on US-60 between Harmon and the Texas state line is down to one open lane at times. I-35 is mostly clear and dry from Wynnewood to the Texas state line. However, I-35 remains mostly wet as it gets closer to the Oklahoma City metro area. Crews will continue to work slick spots and monitor it.
In central Oklahoma, highways remain wet with some slick and hazardous spots as temperatures remain at or below freezing. Ice causing downed power lines remains a hazard to motorists across much of central and northwestern Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are continuing salt and sand operations as needed, and drivers should be alert to black ice conditions and use caution on bridges and overpasses and all on- and off-ramps. Drivers should stay at least 200 feet behind snow plows. Use caution and slower speeds near ramps and low-lying areas where standing water has accumulated.
CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES
SH-45 at Goltry is closed.
SH-19 between Apache and Cyril is closed.
SH-37 between Hinton (US-281) and Cogar (SH-152) is closed.
US-81 south of I-40 to Union City is closed.
SH-74 between SH-33 and SH-74F is OPEN.
CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
The following highways are closed due to high water. Updates will be issued as conditions change. Do NOT drive into high water. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and to not drive around barricades.
SH-11 between SH-20 and 126th St. N. is closed
SH-11 between 76th St. N. and 86th St. N. is closed
SH-131 about four miles west of US-69 is closed
SH-7, 11 miles west of Atoka is down to one lane. Crews are on site flagging traffic but may be closing it soon.
SH-70E south of Bennington closed
SH-10 between US-62 and US-412 is closed
SH-80 about three miles west of Hulbert is closed
US-75 at Coal Creek 2 miles north of Atoka is closed
SH-31B near Olney is reduced and flaggers are directing traffic
SH-3 one mile south of Lehigh is closed
SH-31 between SH-2 and SH-82 is closed
SH-22 at Butcher Pen Creek is closed
SH-78 at the SH-22 junction near Nida is closed
SH-1 between US-270 and SH-2 is OPEN
SH-82 from Red Oak south 4 miles is closed
US-270 at Wister Lake between Wister and Heavener is closed
SH-112 from Cameron to SH-120 is closed. Continue north of Poteau on US-271 to Spiro. At Spiro, turn east and continue to Pecola.
SH-77 Scenic is closed
SH-20 south of Spavinaw is closed
SH-87 from junction of US-259 to the Arkansas state line is closed
US-259A at Beavers Bend is closed
US-64 at Dirty Creek from three miles east of Warner to SH-100 junction near Webbers Falls is closed. The partial interchange with the Muskogee Turnpike at US-64 is under water.
SH-10 east of US-169 at Cedar Creek is closed
SH-48 south of I-40 is closed. Take SH-56 to SH-9 east to SH-48
SH-125 at Riverview Park is closed
SH-125 between E110 Rd. and 16th Pl S.W. is closed
SH-31 west of McAlester is closed
SH-63 between Haileyville and Blanco is closed
US-270 from just west of the Indian Nation Turnpike to Arpelar is closed
US-271 between Tushkahoma and Albion is closed
SH-101 four miles west of Arkansas state line at Big Lee’s creek is OPEN but being monitored by crews.
If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.
Oklahoma Road Conditions Hotline
For Oklahoma turnpike information, call 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com
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.org