WINTER WEATHER: Highway Conditions Alert 10-27-20 as of 11 a.m.
Mike Seals - October 27, 2020 11:57 am
Heading into this afternoon, Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews continue round-the-clock salt/sand and plowing operations throughout much of the state due to additional icy precipitation and freezing temperatures.
Motorists are discouraged from traveling as highways remain slick and hazardous in the Panhandle, northwestern, north-central and central Oklahoma, including I-40 west of the OKC metro and I-35. While conditions are improving in the Oklahoma City metro area, drivers should remain alert, especially at bridges and overpasses, as conditions can quickly change.
Crews are continuing to closely monitor conditions in northeastern and eastern Oklahoma.
If travel is necessary, drivers should closely follow the forecast and check current road conditions on the interactive travel map at www.okroads.org or through the Drive Oklahoma smart phone app.
NOTE: Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.
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.
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 or follow ODOT on Twitter @OKDOT
For turnpike information, call the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623