10/26/2020 – As a winter storm continues to move across the state, slick and hazardous highway conditions are reported in much of western Oklahoma and parts of north-central Oklahoma. Conditions can change rapidly, and drivers are urged to use caution when traveling.
I-40 from Weatherford west to the Texas state line remains slick with crews continuing to treat the interstate. The I-35 corridor in north-central Oklahoma is slick in spots.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews began winter operations in the western part of the state Sunday night and continue treating highways in parts of northwestern, western, southwestern, southern and north-central Oklahoma Monday.
Crews will continue to treat these areas as conditions warrant and until highways and interstates are clear. They are monitoring the movement of the storm and will respond to any slick conditions as precipitation and low temperatures continue.
Highways in central, south-central, and northeastern Oklahoma are wet as rain continues. ODOT crews are monitoring highway conditions in these area, which include the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas.
Drivers should closely follow the forecast and check current road conditions on the interactive travel map at www.okroads.org or through the Drive Oklahoma smart phone app.
NOTE: Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.
REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:
- Stay about 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
- Allow extra space between vehicles to provide the adequate distance for braking.
- Be aware of “black ice,” which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.
- Be patient, plan trips ahead, and allow extra time in reaching destinations.