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Early-Morning Commuters Battle Snow-Packed Highways In OKC

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Not all drivers were able to make it to work without incident. Some cars stalled in the slushy mess. On the roads near the Fort Smith junction, Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies aided stranded drivers. Not all drivers were able to make it to work without incident. Some cars stalled in the slushy mess. On the roads near the Fort Smith junction, Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies aided stranded drivers.
DEL CITY, Oklahoma -

Early Friday morning one News 9 crew stayed posted in Del City, near Tinker Air Force Base. That crew's main point of focus centered around Interstate 40 and Interstate 35, as several drivers still had to make the trek into work on the treacherous roads.

When the crew set out soft snow was falling, but the hard, packed snow also covered the ground, creating a slick and dangerous roadway for commuters.

"[I just try to] take it slow," said one driver.

Taking it slow was the theme of the day, as it should be whenever the roads are solid white.

"They always tell you [to] take it slow and that's what you need to do," said another driver.

But not all drivers were able to make it to work without incident. Some cars stalled in the slushy mess. On the roads near the Fort Smith junction, Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies aided stranded drivers. Finally, ODOT arrived, plowed the roadway and laid some sand. Once their path was clear, drivers had a much easier time up the ramp.

As of Friday afternoon the roads are beginning to show signs of clearing. And even if the drivers didn't want to get out in this, at least they can tell in which lane they are driving.

Although the snow is done falling for the time being and the main roadways are drivable, authorities still advise drivers to use caution when traveling.

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