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


or go to For turnpike information, call the

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to

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

Colorado 303-639-1111

Kansas 866-511-5368

Missouri 888-275-6636

New Mexico 800-432-4269

Texas 800-452-9292