Wintry Weather Cancels Some OK Schools, Causes Slick Road Conditions


Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 8:18 am
By: News 9


An early morning winter weather event has brought rain and snow to parts of Oklahoma, causing some highways to be slick. Some Oklahoma schools have already decided to cancel classes for the day.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 12 p.m. Thursday for several counties, including Beckham, Washita, Harmon and Greer Counties, according to the National Weather Service in Norman. 

More Oklahoma counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory. See a complete list here.

According to a road condition update released by The Oklahoma Department of Transportation at 11 a.m., crews continue plowing and treating bridges and highways in Cimarron and Texas counties in the panhandle. Drivers in these locations should take extra time and use caution if traveling through the area as surrounding bridges and overpasses are slick.

In western and southwestern parts of the state, the snow has tapered off and crews have been able to clear the roads. I-40 is still a little slick in spots but crews should be finished after noon.

Crews in central Oklahoma and the metro are no longer monitoring conditions as the storm has passed.

If drivers must travel out of state, especially west to Texas or New Mexico, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

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

To check current road conditions in Oklahoma, call the Department of Public Safety's road conditions hotline at 888-425-2385.

Some Oklahoma schools, including Sayre Public Schools, Cheyenne Public Schools, Sentinel Public Schools and more, have already canceled classes and activities for the day.