From ODOT

WINTER WEATHER: 1-6-17 – 11 a.m.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are reporting slick and hazardous driving conditions following an early morning blast of winter weather. While travel conditions are improving in northeastern Oklahoma north of I-44 and also in portions of north-central Oklahoma, there are areas still presenting a challenge in western and south-central and southeastern portions of the state.

I-35 from the SH-51 junction south to the Texas border and also I-40 across the state are snowpacked and slick. Snow is still falling in the Panhandle and drivers should use caution when traveling in that area. If travel is a must this afternoon, allow extra travel time and be alert to our plowing and salt/sand operations.

REMEMBER during snowy and icy 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.

• 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.

NOTE: Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call

ODOT's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 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.

If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

Out-of-State Road Conditions

Arkansas 800-245-1672 www.idrivearkansas.com

Colorado 303-639-1111 www.cotrip.org

Kansas 866-511-5368 511.ksdot.org

Missouri 888-275-6636 www.modot.org

New Mexico 800-432-4269 www.nmroads.com

Texas 800-452-9292 www.drivetexas.org