Snowpacked, Slick Roads Reported Across Oklahoma


Friday, December 6th 2013, 5:52 am
By: News On 6


Oklahoma transportation officials say highways across much of the state are snowpacked and slick Friday morning.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says many highways are slick and travel is strongly discouraged.

"We have been in contact with ODOT throughout the night and are told road crews have been struggling to keep up with the amount of snow which has fallen," said OHP Captain George Brown.

Brown says north-south highways like 169 and 75 accumulated snow faster than east-west highways such as I-44 and I-244.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority tweeted at 12:45 p.m. that the turnpikes are getting better but still recommends drivers use caution.

ODOT continues to apply sand and salt to highways and bridges.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation - travel advisories

Tulsa Police worked several crashes Friday morning on local streets and highways.  So far, officers say none have caused any serious injuries.

The city of Tulsa says crews have been out all night and are focusing on applying salt to arterial streets and areas with steep hills.

City of Tulsa snow routes

Tulsa Transit is operating snow routes only.

Eastern Oklahoma is under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m.  Counties includes in the warning include Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.

Several Oklahoma counties are under a ice storm warning until noon.  Those counties include Hughes, LeFlore and Sequoyah counties.

And Chautauqua and Montgomery counties in southeast Kansas are under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m.

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Out-of-State Road Conditions

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