Driving conditions have deteriorated today as more snow is falling in central and south-central Oklahoma and along a line from Love County northeast to Cherokee County.
Travel on Interstate 35 through Murray County is slow, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. The road is open, but traffic is crawling in the Arbuckle Mountains, the patrol reports.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports slick and hazardous conditions, and says much of the progress made in clearing roads after Tuesday's blizzard has been lost.
U.S. 412A, seven miles east of Locust Grove, was closed as of noon, ODOT reported.
Frigid temperatures overnight caused a refreeze of any melted snow. Highways continue to remain slick and snow-packed in northeastern Oklahoma, and roads are snow-packed but passable from central Oklahoma east to the Arkansas state line, ODOT reports.
In Oklahoma County, sheriff's deputies have been responding to calls in sport utility vehicles, Sheriff John Whetsel said.
Since Wednesday the office has responded to 131 motorist assist calls, two traffic hazards, six abandoned vehicles and 16 crashes.
No traffic fatalities have been reported in the Oklahoma City area by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol or Oklahoma City police since the Tuesday blizzard.
ODOT is running video clips from its road cameras on its website. The 10-second loops show current road conditions and are updated every two minutes. The video clips can be viewed at www.oktraffic.org.
Looking forward, ODOT reports the following construction projects that could slow Super Bowl traffic over the weekend:
The following are narrowed to one lane in each direction:
• Interstate 40 near Webbers Falls in Muskogee County.
• I-40 near Arkansas state line in Sequoyah County.
• I-35 near Marietta in Love County.
• U.S. 75 north of Okmulgee in Okmulgee County.
The following highways are narrowed to one lane in one direction only:
• Eastbound I-40 near Erick in Beckham County. The off-ramp to Erick, Exit 11, is closed.
• Eastbound I-40 at U.S. 69B in Checotah in McIntosh County.
• Southbound U.S. 69 narrowed south of Durant in Bryan County.
• Southbound U.S. 69 south of Checotah in McIntosh County.