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ODOT: Winter Weather Causes Problems; Kay County Mostly Spared


Snow continues to accumulate and highways remain slick and hazardous across most of the state. Clearing operations are ongoing and will continue throughout the morning in the Panhandle, northwestern, western, central and southeastern portions of the state. There remain some slick spots in Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma, however, travel conditions are relatively clear in this area.

I-35 is slick, hazardous and snow-packed from Ardmore north to near the Kansas state line with up to 4 inches of snow in some areas including Logan County. I-40 is slick, hazardous and snow packed with up to 4 inches of snow in areas from the Texas state line to the Arkansas state line.

Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roadways until conditions begin to clear later this morning. If travel is necessary, allow extra time in reaching destinations.

REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:

• Stay at least 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 adequate distance for braking.

• Be aware of “black ice,” which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.

NOTE: Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call
or go to [] For turnpike information, call the
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to

If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

Out-of-State Road Conditions
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