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Update: Road conditions improve across Oklahoma but could still be treacherous in spots

Ambulances responded to 27 wrecks in Oklahoma City Monday morning including a multiple vehicle crash on Lake Hefner Parkway. A tractor-trailer jack-knifed in El Reno, but Interstate 40 westbound has reopened.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm •  Published: February 13, 2012

11:30 a.m. Ambulance crews responded to 27 vehicle crashes in the Oklahoma City area from 9 to 11 a.m. and paramedics took 14 people to local hospitals to be treated for injuries, said Lara O'Leary, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman.

10:30 a.m. Road conditions have improved, but travel in western Oklahoma could still be treacherous with snow, slush and ice in spots, the state Department of Transportation reports. Conditions in central, eastern and northeastern parts of the state range from slick to slushy.

7:48 a.m. Interstate 40 westbound in El Reno at Country Club Road has reopened, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

6:50 a.m. Northbound Lake Hefner Parkway in Oklahoma is shut down at Grand Boulevard bridge north of NW 63 due to a wreck with injury involving multiple vehicles.

6 a.m. A tractor-trailer has jack-knifed on a slick interstate, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

Interstate 40 westbound at Country Club Road is closed at 6:30 a.m. due to the accident.

Crews throughout the state continue to plow areas of snow accumulation and apply sand and salt to roadways and bridges statewide, the state Department of Transportation reports. Drivers are asked to drive with caution and plan for additional travel time for their morning commute.

Conditions are expected to improve as the temperature increases throughout the day. Motorists should use caution and drive for the conditions. Be alert for slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses.

Check back to NewsOK.com for more information.


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