01/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/16/2020 16:45
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews in northwest Oklahoma are reporting slushy road conditions following sleet. Crews are plowing and treating roads in Cimarron County as needed.
Drivers should closely follow the forecast and check current road conditions on the interactive travel map at www.okroads.org or through the ODOT app.
REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:
• Stay about 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 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 in reaching destinations.
NOTE: Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.
Highways closed due to flooding, including:
SH-80 is closed three miles west of Hulbert.
SH-77S is closed at the Lake Murray spillway.
DURING flooding conditions, motorists are reminded:
The following highways remain closed until further notice due to ongoing flooding-related closures or damage:
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 or follow ODOT on Twitter @OKDOT
For turnpike information, call the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.
If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.
Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas 501-569-2374 www.Arkansashighways.com
Colorado 303-639-1111 www.cotrip.org
Kansas 866-511-5368 www.Kandrive.org
Missouri 888-275-6637 www.modot.org
New Mexico 800-432-4269 www.nmroads.com
Texas 800-452-9292 www.drivetexas.org