Road Conditions Update From ODOT

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 1:12 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has issued the following report in regards to road conditions:

1:30 p.m. Sunday Road Conditions Update From ODOT

ODOT crews are completing road-clearing operations in the northwest portion of the state and hope to have all highways open by late Sunday afternoon.

Several additional ODOT crews from across Oklahoma arrived in the northwest part of the state Saturday afternoon and have been working around the clock to clear the snow-packed roads, following what has been deemed one of the worst snow storms in state history.

Loaders and graders have been used to clear unusually high snowfall amounts from the roadways. Under usual conditions, the snow can be pushed aside with plows.

Although officials are hopeful all roads will be cleared late Sunday afternoon, winds in the area are high, and crews will remain at least Sunday night in the event blowing snow creates further problems on the roadways. However, increasing temperatures and sunshine are helping to melt the top layer of snow, thereby easing blowing snow issues.

To check current road conditions, call the Department of Public Safety's Road Conditions Hotline at 888-425-2385.