Highway Conditions Alert 12-30-20 as of 8 p.m.

Mike Seals - December 30, 2020 10:04 pm

Precipitation has decreased this evening across much of the state. Highways are in good condition, but drivers are urged to pay close attention to weather forecasts as conditions could rapidly change, especially as temperatures drop overnight. Falling temperatures can cause icy conditions to quickly develop, and drivers should plan ahead and evaluate their travel plans.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews report wet but clear roadways in central and eastern  Oklahoma, including along the I-40 corridor. Wet roadways can become slick quickly. Crews will continue to closely monitor conditions overnight, treating locations as needed.

Download the free Drive Oklahoma smart phone app or visit www.okroads.org for a map of statewide current closures and snow plow cameras and www.oktraffic.org to view traffic conditions in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas before traveling.

NOTE: This office will provide an update 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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