Slick Oklahoma Roads Keep Authorities Busy

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 7:50 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Traffic on I-40 and U.S. Highway 75 is moving again after a rash of accidents on both highways early Thursday morning. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol worked a pair of jack-knifed semis on U.S. Highway 75, both in Okmulgee County.  OHP troopers say the first accident was 4 miles north of Henryetta and the second accident was just south of state Highway 16.

There was also a rash of accidents on I-40 east and west of the Henryetta exit. 

Meanwhile, city of Tulsa street crews spent all night working to clear the city's main streets and roads.

Tulsa residential streets on the other hand, continue to pose a real problem for motorists.

Officials say no matter what road you are on, drive slow and keep space between you and vehicles around you.

Tulsa Police say one man got into trouble all by himself overnight.

Police officers say he ran off the road and crashed into a wall at the Barcelona Apartments at 53rd and Yale.

The jeep flipped and emergency crews had to cut the driver's seat belt to get him out of his vehicle.

Police say the accident was alcohol related and so the driver was arrested.

For more road condition information call the Oklahoma Road Condition hotline at 888-425-2385.