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Winter weather slickening some Oklahoma roads

Oklahoman Published: January 8, 2014
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McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — State transportation officials say bridges in southeastern Oklahoma are becoming slick and hazardous due to black ice conditions as winter weather descends over the region.

Officials say there are reports of drizzle with localized freezing rain in the area. Temperatures Wednesday afternoon ranged from 30 to 35 degrees. They say Department of Transportation crews are spreading salt and sand and will continue Wednesday night as temperatures drop to an expected low in the upper 20's.

Road surface conditions and bridges were mostly wet Wednesday afternoon with isolated slick spots. Drivers should expect conditions to worsen.

Material is being spread on Oklahoma Highway 3 from east of Antlers to the Arkansas state line, US 259 from Broken Bow to Poteau and US-59/US-271 and Oklahoma 112 from Panama to Ft. Smith, Ark.