Freeway travel remains slick & really risky, suggests Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation officials

Penni Schewe

OKLAHOMA City (KFOR) – Yet another snowfall is descending on Oklahoma in this winter storm cycle, and highways are when once more slick and remarkably harmful, in accordance Oklahoma Office of Transportation officers.

Highways are again getting to be snow-coated, slick and hazardous again, reported an ODOT news release issued Tuesday night.

Department of Transportation crews are clearing snow accumulation and applying materials to slick spots as needed, but snow is predicted to continue to keep slipping.

“This new snowfall is producing travel ailments to deteriorate in significantly of the condition, such as the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro locations, and is envisioned to keep on in the course of the night and into Wednesday,” the news launch states.

Snow-packed, slick highways and interstates have been described in all Oklahoma counties except Cimarron County.

ODOT officers urge Oklahomans to prevent touring.

“Dangerous and lifestyle-threatening situations could happen should motorists turn into stranded in this winter season climate celebration. Journey stays is very discouraged at this time,” the news release states.

Slick spots are persisting on interstates and big corridors this kind of as I-35, I-40, I-44, US-75 and US-69.

“Drivers who must travel should really be geared up for quickly deteriorating situations and should not turn into overconfident as the soften and refreeze cycle can produce black ice and slick patches, especially on bridges and overpasses, that are tricky to see from a distance,” the information launch states. “This will continue overnight as temperatures continue to be minimal and tumble more.”

If you must travel, then gradual down, push defensively and carry on applying extra caution. Driving circumstances are not predicted to strengthen until temperatures rise, in accordance to the information launch.

Crews will go on clearing snow and treating highways all-around-the-clock overnight and right until all highways and interstates are very clear, which will acquire time. 

Motorists are encouraged to preserve at least 200 feet powering ODOT’s cell plowing functions.

Latest freeway and interstate conditions can be considered with an interactive map at and also on the Push Oklahoma mobile application.

If you completely should travel in these hazardous, snowy circumstances, then you are urged to do the next:

  • Remain about 200 toes at the rear of street clearing machines crews need home to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading resources with no observe.
  • Allow further place concerning automobiles to provide suitable length for braking.
  • Be client and let extra time in achieving destinations.

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