Winter weather advisory extended to 5 p.m. Tuesday

Ponca City Now - February 20, 2018 8:59 am

UPDATE: Both lanes of Interstate 35 northbound at mile marker 229 have been opened after a jack-knifed tractor-trailer rig was righted.

The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, has extended today’s winter weather advisory to 5 p.m.

Residents in north central Oklahoma can expect widespread freezing rain and freezing drizzle today.

Affected counties include Grant, Kay, Garfield, Noble, Kingfisher, Logan, and Payne Counties. This advisory includes the cities of Medford, Pond Creek, Lamont, Wakita, Ponca City, Blackwell, Enid, Perry, Kingfisher, Hennessey, Okarche, Guthrie, and Stillwater.

Emergency crews are responding to several accidents including several on Interstate 35 in a two-mile area from U.S. Highway 60 north. The Interstate was closed at 9 a.m. because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer rig.

  • WHAT…Areas of freezing drizzle and periods of heavier
    freezing rain.
  • WHERE…North Central Oklahoma
  • WHEN…Until 5 PM CST this afternoon.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Minor ice accumulation on trees and powerlines. Walkways, bridges, and overpasses will likely become slippery.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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