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Icy Roads Make For A Slick Commute

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Overnight accident ended with a pickup truck hitting a tree in east Tulsa. Overnight accident ended with a pickup truck hitting a tree in east Tulsa.
Icy roads may be to blame for an accident north of Tulsa. Icy roads may be to blame for an accident north of Tulsa.
Sand trucks have been out most of the night treating streets and highways. Sand trucks have been out most of the night treating streets and highways.

A winter storm that moved into eastern Oklahoma early Tuesday leaves a number of area roads on the slick side.  The icy streets are making it a difficult drive to work Tuesday morning.  The layer of ice is really thin, but any amount is enough to cause problems especially on bridges and overpasses.   The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting slick and hazardous conditions for Tulsa, Creek, Okmulgee and Rogers counties. 

There are also reports of slick roads in Wagoner and Muskogee counties. 

Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, a couple was driving eastbound on 31st Street west of 145th East Avenue.  The car slipped on a patch of ice, ran off the road and hit a tree.  The woman was taken to a Tulsa hospital.  Another accident overnight at 76th Street North and Memorial had a pickup truck roll over.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol say no one was hurt in the accident.  

The icy roads have also caused a number of school districts across eastern Oklahoma to close for the day.

The state Department of Transportation as well as county crews are out spreading salt and sand on many area roads and bridges. 

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