The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) released the latest updates on road conditions as a winter storm moves across the state.
As of 8 p.m. Monday, Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews report highway conditions are improving statewide but caution the potential for black ice developing and roadways refreezing remains high through the night.
Slick conditions could impact the morning commute and drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for extra time Tuesday morning to arrive at their destination. Several highways remain closed in eastern Oklahoma due to flooding and caution is advised in northeast Oklahoma where temperatures are expected to drop below freezing.
Roads in Woodward and Major counties in northwest Oklahoma are clear but remain wet with the potential to freeze overnight. Secondary highways in these two counties remain slick and hazardous and travel is discouraged. Conditions have improved on US-60 between Harmon and the Texas state line in Ellis County but the highway remains slick and hazardous in spots. Snow drifts remain a threat to safe travel in Roger Mills and Washita counties along SH-33, SH-47 and SH-55 east of Rocky.
I-35 is mostly clear and dry from Wynnewood to the Texas state line, however, the corridor remains slick in spots. I-40 also has significantly improved in western Oklahoma, but also has slick and hazardous spots underneath overpasses. Crews will continue monitoring corridor conditions for both interstates overnight.
Downed power lines due to heavy coats of ice remain a hazard to motorists across much of central Oklahoma and could cause more road closures overnight.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are continuing salt and sand operations as needed, and drivers should be alert to black ice conditions and use caution on bridges and overpasses and all on- and off-ramps. Drivers should stay at least 200 feet behind snow plows. Use caution and slower speeds near ramps and low-lying areas where standing water has accumulated.
SH-45 at Goltry is closed.
SH-19 between Apache and Cyril is closed.
SH-37 between Hinton (US-281) and Cogar (SH-152) is closed.
US-81 south of I-40 to Union City is closed.
The following highways are closed due to high water. 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.
SH-11 between SH-20 and 126th St. N. is closed
SH-11 between 76th St. N. and 86th St. N. is closed
SH-131 about four miles west of US-69 is closed
SH-7, 11 miles west of Atoka is down to one lane. Crews are on site flagging traffic but may be closing it soon.
SH-70E south of Bennington is closed
SH-10 between US-62 and US-412 is closed
SH-80 about three miles west of Hulbert is closed
US-75 at Coal Creek 2 miles north of Atoka is closed
SH-31B near Olney is reduced and flaggers are directing traffic
SH-3 one mile south of Lehigh is closed
SH-5B at West Cache Creek is closed
SH-31 between SH-2 and SH-82 is OPEN
SH-22 at Butcher Pen Creek is closed
SH-82 from Red Oak south 4 miles is closed
US-270 at Wister Lake between Wister and Heavener is closed
SH-112 from Cameron to SH-120 is closed. Continue north of Poteau on US-271 to Spiro. At Spiro, turn east and continue to Pecola.
SH-77 Scenic is closed
SH-20 south of Spavinaw is closed
SH-82 between Langley and Spavinaw is closed
SH-87 from junction of US-259 to the Arkansas state line is closed
US-259A at Beavers Bend is closed
US-64 at Dirty Creek from three miles east of Warner to SH-100 junction near Webbers Falls is closed. The partial interchange with the Muskogee Turnpike at US-64 is under water.
SH-10 east of US-169 at Cedar Creek is closed
SH-48 south of I-40 is closed. Take SH-56 to SH-9 east to SH-48
SH-125 at Riverview Park is closed
SH-125 between E110 Rd. and 16th Pl S.W. is closed
SH-10/US-59 south of Miami is closed
SH-31 west of McAlester is OPEN
SH-63 between Haileyville and Blanco is closed
US-270 from just west of the Indian Nation Turnpike to Arpelar is OPEN to one lane with crews flagging traffic as water continues to recede from the highway.
US-271 between Tushkahoma and Albion is closed
SH-101 four miles west of Arkansas state line at Big Lee's creek is OPEN but being monitored by crews.
SH-64D from Moffett to I-40 is closed just west of the Arkansas state line.
NOTE: Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.
If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.
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