Latest Road Conditions From ODOT

Ponca City Now - January 8, 2014 6:08 pm

Road Conditions Update 1-9-14 – as of 5 a.m.

Light drizzle and fog are causing decreased visibility in north-central Oklahoma from the Kansas border south to Oklahoma City. Highway crews are continuing to monitor this situation very closely. With chances of freezing fog, commuters should use extreme caution when traveling this morning, especially on bridges and overpasses. Conditions can quickly worsen, and drivers are urged to be alert to possible "black ice" conditions.

Wet roads and isolated slick spots are reported on highways in northeastern and southeastern Oklahoma. Crews throughout the eastern half of the state continue to monitor conditions closely and treat roadways and bridges with salt and sand as needed.
During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:
· Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.

· Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
· Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call the Department of Public Safety's Road Conditions Hotline at 888-425-2385.

Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas 800-245-1672
Colorado 303-639-1111
Kansas 866-511-5368
Missouri 888-275-6636
New Mexico 800-432-4269
Oklahoma 888-425-2385
Texas 800-452-9292

Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.


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