Hazardous conditions still remain

Ponca City Now - February 16, 2015 10:14 am

Slick and hazardous conditions are reported in eastern and south central Oklahoma with conditions improving and road drying out in western Oklahoma and northwestern Oklahoma.

Slick spots remain throughout the state and crews continue to apply sand and salt to bridges and problem areas. Unnecessary travel is still discouraged at this time in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma where winter precipitation continues.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews continue to plow and treat highways with salt and sand, and caution drivers to be alert to these operations.

Crews in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas report slick spots and dangerous conditions on bridges and overpasses. Conditions are improving statewide, but slick spots remain. If travel is necessary, drivers should prepare for slow driving conditions and use extreme caution. They should allow extra space between vehicles so there is adequate distance for braking, and also go slow when entering or exiting a highway.

If drivers travel out of state, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas 800-245-1672
Colorado 303-639-1111
Kansas 866-511-5368
Missouri 800-222-6400
New Mexico 800-432-4269
Texas 800-452-9292

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call the Department of Public Safety’s ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.

 

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