Highway Conditions Alert 12-3-20 as of 11:30 a.m.

Mike Seals - December 3, 2020 12:51 pm

WINTER WEATHER

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are cautioning motorists in the Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma that highways remain slick and icy as well as snow-packed in spots. Travel continues to be discouraged in the worst-impacted areas.

Crews continue salt/sand and plowing operations and will work 24/7 operations until highways are clear. US-412 in Major County and US-281 between US-412 and US-270 in Seiling are snow-packed and icy. Additionally, snow-packed and slick conditions are heavily impacting US-183 between Fort Supply and Buffalo in Harper County.

Motorists are reminded that if they cannot delay travel, to plan additional travel time and take all precautions such as calling ahead to ensure their destination is open.

In western, north-central and south-central Oklahoma, crews are closely monitoring areas where roads are wet and temperatures are near freezing. Conditions could quickly change due to continued precipitation and freezing temperatures, and drivers are urged to use caution.

View www.okroads.org for a map of current closures and snowplow cameras to check conditions before traveling.

NOTE: This office will provide condition updates as conditions change.

REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:

  • Stay about 200 feet behind road clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
  • Allow extra space between vehicles to provide adequate distance for braking.
  • Be aware of “black ice,” which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.
  • Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call

ODOT’s ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 844-4OK-HWYS (844-465-4997)
or go to www.okroads.org or follow ODOT on Twitter @OKDOT

For turnpike information, call the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.

 

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