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Winter Storm Driving Safety Tips

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As a winter storm continues to push across the state, drivers are urged to use caution on their evening commute. Slick and hazardous conditions are reported in western, central and northeastern Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. Crews are treating highways and interstates, however precipitation and falling temperatures are causing slick areas to further develop, especially on bridges and overpasses. 

Drivers should remain alert in work zones, as lanes can be shifted and narrowed. Lower speeds may be needed to navigate through these areas. 

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists are asked to:

  • Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
  • Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.
  • 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


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.  YOU CAN ALSO GO TO OUR WEBSITE:  www.okladot.state.ok.us--