Road crews continue salt, sand operations

Ponca City Now - February 21, 2018 9:11 am

Salt and sand operations continue this morning across a few counties in central and eastern Oklahoma. Crews are focusing on bridges and overpasses and recommend allowing extra travel time during the morning commute.

Slick spots are reported and being addressed along I-35 in central Oklahoma. Isolated slick spots, particularly on bridges and overpasses are reported in eastern counties of Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, Muskogee, Okmulgee and McIntosh Counties. Crews statewide will continue to monitor conditions as more weather is anticipated to enter the state today.

There is one flooding-related highway closure at this time in Pittsburg County on SH-31 West, from US-270/Industrial Park west of McAlester west to Haywood.

If travel is necessary, drivers should be alert to slick spots and black ice and should check local weather conditions before traveling and be sure to allow plenty of extra time to reach 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. For turnpike information, call the
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.

Remain about 200 feet behind snow plows and sand trucks at all times.

If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas                800-245-1672         www.idrivearkansas.com
Colorado                 303-639-1111         www.cotrip.org
Kansas                   866-511-5368         511.ksdot.org
Missouri                  888-275-6636         www.modot.org
New Mexico            800-432-4269         www.nmroads.com
Texas                      800-452-9292         www.drivetexas.org

 

Latest Stories

Trio of Educators Selected for Hall of Fame Honor Include Former PCPS/Blackwell Superintendent

A trio of Oklahoma educators whose dedication to public education has benefited generations of Oklahoma children...

Senate OKs Landmark Gun Violence Bill, House Passage Is Next

WASHINGTON –  The Senate on Thursday easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a...

ODOT: Price of Road Projects on the Rise

FOX 25-OKC With the price of everything rising across the board some road projects through out...