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"Unnecessary travel is discouraged" according to 11 a.m. road conditions report from Okla. Dept. of Transportation

by Bryan Painter Published: March 3, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Transportation,

Traffic Advisory
March 3, 2014

Road Conditions Update 3-3-14 – 11 a.m.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews report road conditions throughout the state on highways and interstates as slick with snow packed areas. Unnecessary travel is discouraged. Highway crews are plowing snow packed areas and applying sand/salt to bridges and roadways. ODOT crews are out in full force and will continue to work to clear all lanes of highways and interstates.

If people must travel, we urge drivers to be alert for snow packed areas and take it slow. Keep extra distance between vehicles and be cautious traveling the on- and off-ramps.  

During snow and/or 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.
·        Allow extra space between vehicles, so there is adequate distance for braking in wet and icy conditions.
·        Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
·        Please be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations

Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.

Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas           800-245-1672
Colorado           303-639-1111
Kansas             866-511-5368
Missouri           800-222-6400
New Mexico         800-432-4269
Oklahoma           888-425-2385
Texas              800-452-9292

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

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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