Thick Fog Slowing Morning Traffic Across Parts Of Oklahoma

Friday, December 12th 2014, 6:08 am
By: News 9

Heavy areas of fog have redeveloped overnight, reducing visibility to below a mile in some locations across central and western Oklahoma. Drivers are urged to leave early to allow extra time for travel and delays. 

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a dense fog advisory which is in effect until 11 a.m. Low visibility and rapid changes in visibility will make driving hazardous.

At about 6 a.m. Friday, crews responded to an accident at 8012 S. Santa Fe. Officials said a woman driving in the heavy fog swerved to avoid hitting an animal. She waited until officials arrived to exit the vehicle because of downed power lines.

OG&E crews are also on the scene of that accident. At this time, no power outages have been reported in this area.

Dense fog will hang around through late morning for much of the state. Temperatures around the state are mostly in the 40s with a light SW wind. You might see a little drizzle this morning, and there is a chance for drizzle late day. 

Later, we will have cloudy skies with an afternoon high near 59 degrees. Drizzle possible tonight as well. The weekend looks to be a gray one. Temperatures will be mild for the weekend, but rain chances are on the rise.

Stay with us for updates.