ODOT Crews Treating Bridges Due To Light Freezing Drizzle


Sunday, November 18th 2018, 8:32 am
By: Brieon Sumlin


Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are treating bridges in several Oklahoma counties due to light freezing drizzle Sunday.

Crews are treating the bridges in Alfalfa, Dewey, and Blaine counties with salt and sand as ice develops on bridges and overpasses.

The slick roads caused multiple accidents in Yukon early Sunday morning. According to ODOT crews are monitoring conditions in Central Oklahoma.

ODOT says crews will continue to monitor areas in the panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma as temperatures remain below freezing.  

Motorists are urged to be aware of changing road conditions.

REMEMBER during snowy and/or icy conditions, motorists are asked to:

• Stay about 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.

• Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.

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ODOT says crews will continue to monitor areas in the panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma as temperatures remain below freezing.  

Motorists are urged to be aware of changing road conditions.

REMEMBER during snowy and/or icy conditions, motorists are asked to:

• Stay about 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.

• Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.

For the latest updates download the News 9 weather app.

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Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are treating bridges in several Oklahoma counties due to light freezing drizzle Sunday. 

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