Highways Clear, But Side Streets Still Slick


Monday, December 28th 2009, 7:20 am
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY – Highways around the metro are clear, but some side streets are still a mess as many Oklahomans return to work for the first time since last week's winter storm.

ODOT officials said highways around the metro are clear with some ramps remaining slippery.

The problem now is icy patches and black ice.

For the latest road conditions, call 888-425-2385.

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.
  • Allow extra space between vehicles, so there is adequate distance for braking in wet and icy conditions.
  • Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
  • Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
  • Please be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations.

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