The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has issued a travel alert for the Panhandle, southwestern and southcentral Oklahoma today.
Travel is highly discouraged in those areas of the state.
These areas are starting to see snow and sleet build up and continue to plow areas and treat bridges, overpasses, interstates and highways.
The precipitation and low temperatures are creating slick and hazardous conditions in these areas.
Oklahoma City metro crews are now mobilizing across the metro,as the winter weather has moved into those areas.
If travel is unavoidable, drivers must slow down for conditions and allow extra time.
During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists are asked to:
Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
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.
Please be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations
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