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How North Dakotans navigate wintry Oklahoma highways

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ODOT trucks were out trying to keep Oklahoma highways clear near Pauls Valley. (KTEN) ODOT trucks were out trying to keep Oklahoma highways clear near Pauls Valley. (KTEN)

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. -- Wet and slushy roads plagued Interstate 35 in Texoma on Tuesday.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol urged drivers to be cautious going across bridges and to keep their distance from other vehicles.

Kevin Winterquist was driving his family down to Frisco, Texas, to watch North Dakota State contend for a national championship title.

"It was slush-covered and snow coming down... a little ice... but that's nothing we're not used to in North Dakota," he said.

But dealing with highways that are less prepared for this kind of weather, there were plenty of close calls driving down the interstate.

"A lot of cars skidded off, a lot of smaller cars," Tracey Winterquist said. "When they get caught in that slush, it'll pull you right off the road. Those cable rails they got between the highway lanes actually saved some guys from going all the way across."

"The other drivers out there that don't have the experience driving in this, so, yeah, that's what worries me a little bit," Kevin Winterquist said. "You got to be a little defensive on the driving part of it."

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