WINTER WEATHER: Highway Conditions Alert 10-28-20 as of 8 p.m.
Mike Seals - October 28, 2020 8:21 pm
A new round of winter weather is moving into the Panhandle tonight, and crews in Texas County are reporting snowy conditions on highways. Drivers in this portion of the state should use caution if traveling overnight, as slick conditions or visibility issues could quickly develop. Be alert to crews and equipment working to clear roadways.
Western Oklahoma counties report travel conditions have improved and crews will monitor for any refreezing issues overnight. Highways in Caddo, Canadian and Comanche counties still have some isolated closures due to downed power lines. Drivers should be alert to tree debris, falling ice and downed power lines on highway lanes where ice accumulated from the earlier winter storm. Drivers are reminded to never drive over fallen lines. View www.okroads.org for a map of current closures.
During winter weather events, 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