Central Oklahoma Residents Wake Up To Wintry Mix

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 9:32 am
By: News 9

We may not have seen a white Christmas - or even much of a cold one - this year, but a cold front has brought familiar winter temperatures and a wintry mix to central Oklahoma Saturday morning.

The snow has been falling across the Oklahoma City metro area and meteorologists said it will likely persist through the noon hour.

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a winter weather advisory for several counties, including Oklahoma, Logan, Canadian counties and more, until 12 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the main impact of this weather event will be accumulating snow of one to three inches. Other impacts include reduced visibilities of 1/2 to 1/4 mile along with slick spots on bridges. 

Officials urge Oklahomans to be careful if they have to travel. Even small amounts of snow can make roads and sidewalks slick and dangerous.

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Oklahoma Department of Transportation released a road conditions update at 2:30 p.m. ODOT crews are clearing highways in counties south and east of the Oklahoma City area, and will continue into the night as necessary.

Highways are wet and drying in the Oklahoma City metro area as crews continue final clearing of shoulders and monitoring bridges into the evening.

Crews are clearing the light accumulation of snow and treating slick spots on highways in Delaware, Mayes and Ottawa counties, as well as treating bridges and overpasses in the Tulsa metro area.

Drivers should be aware of slick spots, particularly on highway bridges, overpasses and highway exit/entrance ramps. Drivers who do travel should allow extra space between vehicles, so there is adequate distance for braking in wet and icy conditions.

If drivers must travel out of state, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

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

Texas 800-452-9292

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

News 9 Storm Tracker Val Castor is tracking this wintry weather across the Oklahoma City metro area. Val reported seeing multiple spin-outs on the I-44 southbound bridge to Hefner Parkway. In the same area, Val reported seeing an accident involving two semi-trucks and multiple passenger vehicles. 

Many News 9 viewers shared with us photos of snow falling in their areas. You can send us your snow day photos to pics@news9.net. Remember to include your name and location.