Highway Conditions Alert
Ponca City Now - February 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Highway conditions are slick and hazardous through most of western, central and northern Oklahoma. With additional precipitation falling and freezing temperatures expected to continue throughout the day, drivers are urged to use extreme caution if they must travel in these areas.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews continue to treat highways and bridges including in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. In the Oklahoma City metro, a thin glaze of ice is covering roadways and areas may have low visibility due to fog and mist. In the Tulsa metro, roads are wet but could turn slick and hazardous as temperatures drop. In all areas of western, central and northern Oklahoma, travelers should be alert to changing weather this afternoon and drive for the conditions.
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.
NOTE: Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.
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. For turnpike information, call the
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.
If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.
Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas 501-569-2374 www.idrivearkansas.com
Colorado 303-639-1111 www.cotrip.org
Kansas 866-511-5368 www.Kandrive.org
Missouri 888-275-6636 www.modot.org
New Mexico 800-432-4269 www.nmroads.com
Texas 800-452-9292 www.drivetexas.org