Crews are on Oklahoma roadways this morning

Crews working on roads and highways this morning. Statewide problems reported
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 1, 2011 at 7:21 am •  Published: February 1, 2011

Blowing snow is causing visibility problems on highways and interstates across the state this morning, the state Department of Transportation reports.

Drivers are urged to avoid travel during this storm. Roadways are snow-packed and slick statewide, and both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas are reporting poor visibility conditions. Crews are out treating roadways, but travel remains extremely hazardous at this time, ODOT reports.

Statewide there are 115 crews and 430 trucks available with more than 69,000 tons of salt and sand and salt mix; 63,000 tons of sand and more than 121 tons of magnesium chloride in 110 sheds.

In the Oklahoma City metro area there are 60 trucks equipped with more than 18,000 tons of sand and salt. In the Tulsa metro area there are more than 40 trucks working, and more than 13,000 tons of sand and salt, ODOT reports.

If travel is unavoidable during snow and ice conditions, motorists are asked to:

•        Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.

•        Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS, call the Department of Public Safety's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 1-888-425-2385.  



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