ODOT crews are continuing to treat and plow roads and bridges in all impacted counties and are also monitoring other areas as conditions continue to change.
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation warns slick and hazardous conditions are reported on highways in northern portions of the state, stretching from Kay County to Ottawa County and also in Cimarron County in the Panhandle.
Areas in northern Rogers, Mayes and Delaware Counties are also experiencing slick conditions, according to the latest ODOT winter weather road conditions update.
ODOT added in the update that crews are continuing to treat and plow roads and bridges in all impacted counties and monitoring other areas as conditions continue to change.
Several accidents and stranded and overturned vehicles were reported through Monday, including the temporary closure of a portion of the Will Rogers Turnpike at mile marker 322 eastbound, 9 miles east of Miami due to an accident involving at least two semis and a car.
No injuries were reported in that accident as of Monday afternoon.
Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd took to social media Monday afternoon to urge citizens to stay home and stay safe.
"Trying not to sound like a broken record but please don’t get and about unless it’s (an) emergency," wrote Floyd. "The roads are terrible and only going to get worse as the evening and sub-zero temperatures approach us. Several accidents, vehicles off the roadway, and many roads closed!"
During snowy and icy conditions, ODOT advises the following for those who must drive:Stay at least 150 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice. Allow extra space between vehicles to provide adequate distance for braking. Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice. Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time for reaching destinations.
To check current road conditions in Oklahoma, call ODOT's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 844-4OK-HWYS (844-465-4997) or go to www.okroads.org.
For turnpike information, call the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.
Out-of-State Road Conditions
If drivers must travel out of state ODOT urges they check area road conditions before heading out using the following contacts:Arkansas | 800-245-1672 | www.idrivearkansas.com Colorado | 303-639-1111 | www.cotrip.org Kansas | 866-511-5368 511 | www.ksdot.org Missouri | 888-275-6636 | www.modot.org New Mexico | 800-432-4269 | www.nmroads.com Texas | 800-452-9292 | www.drivetexas.org