Oklahoma, Other Counties Under Freezing Fog Advisory


Sunday, January 31st 2010, 9:38 am
By: News 9


News9.com

UNDATED -- The National Weather Service has issued a freezing fog advisory through noon Sunday for several Oklahoma counties. Visibilities will be only about a quarter mile or less, and a light glaze may form on the highways.

The advisory includes Oklahoma, Logan, Pottawatomie, Canadian, Payne, Muskogee, Seminole, Grady, Kingfisher, and McClain counties.

Areas of dense freezing fog will persist throughout the morning hours.

The icy fog can deposit a glaze of black ice on the already slick and treacherous roadways.

For a full list of affect counties, see our Weather section.

ODOT Road Conditions Report as of 10 a.m. Sunday:

Progress continues to clear snow and ice from Oklahoma's highways and interstates. Following a re-freeze on roadways overnight Sunday, slick spots are bring reported this morning in counties across the state. ODOT crews are continuing round-the-clock clearing operations in many areas today.

With more anticipated melting of snow and ice today, drivers need to be alert for black ice conditions returning as night falls. Slick spots can quickly develop, and drivers should plan for slower travel tonight.

Ramps also remain rough in some areas as crews initially focus on clearing the driving lanes. In much of the state, rural highway remain patchy and slick in spots.

Drivers are reminded to stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment, for both their safety and the safety of the operators. During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists are asked to:

  • Be aware that conditions are continually changing; drive cautiously and for the conditions on the roadway.
  • Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.
  • 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, so there is adequate distance for braking in wet and icy conditions.
  • Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
  • Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS, call the Department of Public Safety's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.

Out-of-State Road Conditions:

  • Arkansas 800-245-1672
  • Colorado 303-639-1111
  • Kansas 866-511-5368
  • Missouri 800-222-6400
  • New Mexico 800-432-4269
  • Oklahoma 888-425-2385
  • Texas 800-452-9292