Winter Weather Road Conditions Updates Across Oklahoma


Monday, November 12th 2018, 7:56 am
By: News 9


Snowfall across western and central Oklahoma was a factor in several traffic accidents early Monday. And with temperatures expected to drop overnight, ODOT is urging drivers to be cautious and alert of possible black ice. 

ODOT says in particular, resident in Alfalfa, Garfield and Osage counties need to be aware. 

In central Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metro area, ODOT says wet roads remain following the early morning snow. This area will have the greatest potential for slick spots. 

Crews will continue to plow and monitor road conditions. 

Click here to check current road conditions. 

Noon update:

Westbound Interstate 40 narrowed to one lane near US 270 and Calumet Road due to a wreck. The closure is expected to last into mid-afternoon, ODOT reported.

Update, 8:45 a.m.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a crash involving a semi-truck along Interstate 40 in Caddo County at mile-marker 96. The westbound lanes are blocked at this time, troopers reported. Injuries are unknown.

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The biggest wreck of the morning was a semi-rollover at Interstate 40 and Choctaw Road. Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman Capt. Paul Timmons said that the westbound side of I-40 is back open and starting to get moving again. The eastbound inside lane is again open, too.

According to officials, the semi at Choctaw Road was hauling 10,000 lbs. of fresh food. It hit the center median and overturned. 

Officials are unsure if the crash was weather related. 

The worst conditions across Oklahoma are in the northwest part of the state, where heavier snow fell and started earlier in the morning. Timmons said that people in that part of the state tend to know what to do during a winter storm.

"Generally, when the weather is bad in that part of the state, people tend to stay home," Timmons said.

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Monday Winter Weather Forecast

Heavy Slush, Slick Spots West Of OKC

Snowy Conditions Near UCO In Edmond

Dust Of Snow Falls In Calumet, Okla.

Edmond Road Conditions Report, 6 A.M., Monday November 12:

Crews responded to a 4-car crash near I-44 and Northwest Expressway before 7 a.m. The roadway is now clear.

Other reported accidents around the city include: 

  • 6701 South Western Avenue
  • 701 South Morgan Road
  • 9300 South I-44 headed northbound
  • SW 104th & I-44

The worst conditions across Oklahoma are in the northwest part of the state, where heavier snow fell and started earlier in the morning. Timmons said that people in that part of the state tend to know what to do during a winter storm.

"Generally, when the weather is bad in that part of the state, people tend to stay home," Timmons said.

See Also: Weather Videos

Monday Winter Weather Forecast

Heavy Slush, Slick Spots West Of OKC

Snowy Conditions Near UCO In Edmond

Dust Of Snow Falls In Calumet, Okla.

Edmond Road Conditions Report, 6 A.M., Monday November 12:

Crews responded to a 4-car crash near I-44 and Northwest Expressway before 7 a.m. The roadway is now clear.

OKC: I44 westbound just west of NW Expressway, 4 vehicle non-injury accident, roadway is blocked... CLS

— Okla. Highway Patrol (@OHPtraffic) November 12, 2018

Other reported accidents around the city include: 

  • 6701 South Western Avenue
  • 701 South Morgan Road
  • 9300 South I-44 headed northbound
  • SW 104th & I-44
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Several accidents have been reported as slick roads cover much of the state Monday.  

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