Winter weather road conditions as of 11 a.m. Wednesday

Ponca City Now - February 21, 2018 11:19 am

Another round of storms is moving into the state today and crews are prepared and ready to respond.

Drivers should pay attention to weather reports and watch for wet roads as temperatures fall and more precipitation is expected, which could cause slick and hazardous conditions to rapidly develop.

Salt and sand operations continue on bridges and overpasses in eastern Oklahoma in and around the Muskogee area, in southeastern Oklahoma in Atoka, Marshall, Bryan and Pittsburg counties and in Coal, Hughes and Johnson counties.

Slick spots are reported and being addressed along I-35 in southern Oklahoma near Marietta and in surrounding counties. Drivers on I-35 in this area need to slow down and use caution.

Crews are removing fallen trees and treating roads in LeFlore county on higher elevations along US-259. Crews in far southeastern Oklahoma are monitoring rising flood waters in the area. Currently, there is one flooding-related highway closure in Pittsburg County on SH-31 West, from US-270/Industrial Park west of McAlester west to Haywood.

If travel is necessary, drivers should check local weather conditions before traveling and be sure to allow plenty of extra time to reach destinations.

 

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