The state Transportation Department "Road Conditions Update as of 4 p.m.Thursday": Crews in Cimarron County and Texas County in the Oklahoma Panhandle report slick and hazardous conditions at this time due to snow and ice accumulations. Drivers should use caution on bridges and overpasses, and be alert for possible black ice conditions developing tonight.
During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:
· Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.
· Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
· Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
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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through the remainder of the afternoon. However, some light snow or
flurries will still be possible along and northwest of the highway
60 corridor. Only a dusting of additional snow accumulation is
expected for the remainder of the afternoon. Otherwise, cold
conditions with wind chill values as low as 5 degrees below zero can
be expected this afternoon.”