Crews Treating,Clearing Snow Covered Roads In NW Oklahoma


Saturday, January 9th 2016, 6:55 am
By: News 9


After a blast of heavy snow in the Panhandle, western, and northern part of that state Friday into Saturday morning, crews have wrapped up snow removal efforts. The snow should move out of the state by late afternoon.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews treated and cleared bridges, overpasses and slick spots on highways in Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Blain, Dewey, Woods and Beckham counties.

Crews will stay alert and clear the roadways if conditions change. Drivers should still use caution through these areas and allow extra travel time. 

The following highways are closed. Updates will be issued as conditions change. Do not drive into high water. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and to not drive around barricades.

Cherokee County
SH-80 about three miles west of Hulbert is closed

Coal County
SH-31B near Olney is reduced and flaggers are directing traffic

Johnston County
SH-22 at Butcher Pen Creek is closed

LeFlore County
US-270 at Wister Lake between Wister and Heavener is closed

McCurtain County
US-259A at Beavers Bend is closed

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

Oklahoma Road Conditions Hotline
1-844-465-4997 (844-4OK-HWYS)

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
For Oklahoma turnpike information, call 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com

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