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Roads remain impassable in northwest Oklahoma Tuesday due to blizzard

Roads remain closed in parts of Oklahoma Tuesday. The Monday blizzard left roads impassable in northwest Oklahoma and has hampered road-clearing efforts, ODOT reports.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 26, 2013

In north central Oklahoma, roadways are slick and hazardous. Crews are reporting heavy blowing snow in the area and travel is strongly discouraged.

Travel is strongly discouraged in these hardest hit areas as stranded motorists can impede road clearing efforts.

Slick roads have been reported in Tulsa, Craig and Rogers counties. Travel is discouraged in these portions of northeast Oklahoma.

There are 550 trucks available statewide, including 60 in the Oklahoma City metro area and more than 40 in the Tulsa metro area, all of which are ready and prepared for this round of storms. Sand and salt sheds are stocked and crews are ready to respond to conditions.

Additional crews in areas not expected to get much snow are being mobilized to help with efforts in northern, northwestern and western Oklahoma. Other crews statewide are monitoring conditions as the storm moves across the state Tuesday, ODOT reports.