UPDATED: Many Oklahoma roads, highways remain closed after winter weather, flooding
OKLAHOMA – The winter weather and flooding have caused the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to close several highways throughout the Sooner State.
More snow is possible on top of what many saw in the weekend storms.
Statewide road conditions as of 11:00 a.m. 12/30/15
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews report several areas of slick and hazardous roadways in northwest Oklahoma but that highways are quickly thawing out today. Salt and sand operations will continue until highways are dry.
Impacted areas include Beaver, Harper, Ellis, Woodward, Woods and Major counties with a mixture of snow and sleet accumulated on highways. Major routes into the state via the Panhandle are clear at this time, but US-412 and US-64 in Beaver County have slick spots reported. If motorists must travel, plan for extra time in order to arrive safely at your destination. Please stay 200 feet behind snow plow equipment for safety.
Crews continue to monitor conditions elsewhere in Oklahoma and will be ready to clear any new snow and ice that may head into the state.
Meanwhile, significant road closures continue across eastern Oklahoma due to flooding. These conditions have been changing rapidly and some closures may continue through the week while water recedes. Drivers are urged to avoid standing water on roadways and to check for closures before traveling.
CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES
SH-19 between Apache and Cyril is OPEN
SH-37 between Hinton (US-281) and Cogar (SH-152) is closed
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-70E south of Bennington is OPEN
SH-80 about three miles west of Hulbert is closed
SH-80 is closed between Ft. Gibson and the SH-251A junction
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-5B at West Cache Creek is closed
SH-71 is reduced to one lane between Enterprise and Quinton in Haskell County for repairs to a drainage structure.
SH-22 at Butcher Pen Creek is closed
SH-9A from Arkoma to US-270 junction is closed
US-270 at Wister Lake between Wister and Heavener is closed
SH-77 Scenic is closed
SH-20 south of Spavinaw is closed
SH-82 between Langley and Spavinaw 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
US-62 is closed four miles east of Morris due to roadway damage. Drivers are detoured to SH-72, US-266 and SH-52. Crews expect to have repairs completed by the end of the week.
SH-125 at Riverview Park is closed
SH-125 between E110 Rd. and 16th Pl S.W. is closed
SH-10/US-59 south of Miami is closed
SH-10 between Elm St. and L St. in Miami is closed
SH-63 between Haileyville and Blanco is OPEN
US-271 between Tushkahoma and Albion is closed
SH-2 near Stanley is OPEN
SH-101 four miles west of Arkansas state line at Big Lee’s creek is OPEN but being monitored by crews.
SH-64D from Moffett to I-40 is closed just west of the Arkansas state line.
SH-16 near Okay is OPEN
If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.
Oklahoma Road Conditions Hotline
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
For Oklahoma turnpike information, call 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com
Out-of-State Road Conditions
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