Ponca City Now - February 11, 2014 6:34 am
Slick and hazardous conditions are reported this morning in northwestern, north-central and northeast areas of Oklahoma. Crews are plowing and applying salt and sand to interstates and highways. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution on their morning commutes, and to give at least 200 feet to road-clearing equipment.
In Oklahoma City, roads are mostly dry at this time. Drivers should be cautious around Lincoln Blvd. and 14th St., as a water line broke in this area overnight. The roadway has been treated with materials but slick spots could still develop. In the Tulsa metro roads are snow-packed and slick in areas. Caution should be used in workzones, especially those where lanes are already narrowed.
Motorists should remain very cautious of slick spots on elevated bridges and overpasses as freezing temperatures continue. Drivers should monitor local weather conditions and plan plenty of extra travel time.
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.
Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.
If drivers must travel out of state, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.
Out-of-State Road Conditions
New Mexico 800-432-4269
To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call the Department of Public Safety’s ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.
For Oklahoma Turnpike Authority road conditions call 877-403-7623