Highway Conditions Alert 3-17-21 as of 11 a.m.
Mike Seals - March 17, 2021 11:08 am
A round of winter weather is impacting travel in northwest Oklahoma today, causing slick and hazardous driving conditions. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are continuing highway clearance operations with snow plows and salt/sand treatments.
Slushy and slick conditions are reported in the Panhandle. In Woodward and Ellis counties, highways are reported to be slick in spots.
Drivers should be alert to snow accumulation and slick spots. Travel is discouraged in this area. Crews will continue salt/sand and plowing operations until highways are clear.
View www.okroads.org for a map of current closures and snowplow cameras to check conditions before traveling.
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.