Winter road conditions require a driver's full attention. Staying off your cell phone, driving at a safe speed and buckling up will ensure you make it safely to your destination. To prepare for winter driving you should:
Traveling in the winter months in Oklahoma and the surrounding states can be dangerous, especially if there is snow and ice on the ground. To keep you safe city, county and state crews sand and salt the roads when conditions warrant. In Oklahoma City, crews patrol snow routes,and the Department of Transportation sends out plows and spreaders during severe winter weather.
Before heading out on any trip, especially in the winter, you should check out the latest Oklahoma weather forecast. Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer and the WARN Team man the weather center to keep you up to date on all the warnings, watches and weather notices.
When the mercury dips below freezing and snow is falling, a travel advisory may be issued. If you can avoid traveling during the advisory do so, but if you must be on the roads you can check the current road conditions by logging onto the Oklahoma Department of Transportation website. If you're traveling out of the state check the websites below.
If you do not have internet access you can call:
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