Highways in central and western Oklahoma are slick and hazardous and conditions are expected to worsen in the overnight hours with additional precipitation and falling temperatures. Drivers are urged to consider changing any unnecessary travel plans and to closely monitor weather conditions ahead.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews continue salt and sand operations from the Texas and Kansas borders in western Oklahoma towards central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City metro is reporting rain at this time but temperatures could cause conditions to quickly deteriorate to icy and hazardous Sunday night. Caution should be used on bridges and overpasses.
I-35 north of Oklahoma City and I-40 west of Oklahoma City are also very slick and considered hazardous. US-412 is closed near Boise City in Major County due to icy conditions. Texas DOT officials continue to have I-40 closed west of Amarillo in Texas. Eastern Oklahoma is reporting wet conditions at this time, including the Tulsa metro.
If travel is unavoidable, drivers should check local weather conditions before traveling and allow extra time.
• Stay at least 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.
The City of Yukon also reported a road closure at Wagner from Highway 4 to 11th Street. The city spokeswoman said a power pole was on fire and the wires were almost on the ground.
The City of Yukon also canceled Christmas in the Park due to the inclement weather.
Closed Due To High Water:
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.
The inside lane of westbound SH-51 at Garnet Rd. is now open
SH-20 between Peoria Ave. and SH-11 is closed
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-48 at the Blue River bridge north of Durant is closed
SH-10 between US-62 and US-412 is closed
SH-80 about three miles west of Hulbert is closed
US-62 three miles east of SH-51 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-127 about 3 miles north of US-59 is closed
SH-31 between SH-2 and SH-82 is closed
US-270 at SH-31/SH-31A is now open
US-75 about 12 miles south of Calvin is now open
SH-22 at Butcher Pen Creek is closed
SH-78 at the SH-22 junction near Nida is closed
SH-1 between US-270 and SH-2 is closed
SH-20 south of Spavinaw is closed
US-62B (Main St.) just south of US-62/SH-16 is now open
SH-10 about two miles east of US-62 is now open
US-62 just east of Morris is closed
SH-266 just west of SH-52 is closed
US-75A just north of Beggs is closed
SH-69A between E. 80 Rd. and E 90 Rd in Miami. is now open
SH-31 west of McAlester is closed
SH-63 between Haileyville and Blanco is closed
US-270 from just west of the Indian Nation Turnpike to Arpelar is closed
SH-144 about eight miles east of US-271 is closed
US-271 between Tushkahoma and Albion is closed
SH-16 about three miles south of Wagoner is closed
SH-10 at US-62 near Ft. Gibson is closed
If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.
Oklahoma Road Conditions Hotline
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