Oklahoma road conditions

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OKLAHOMA -- Highways impacted by freezing precipitation in many areas of the state.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews in many areas of the state are treating slick areas on bridges and overpasses and continue to work with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and local law enforcement to monitor highway conditions.

I-35 is reported as slick in spots in the southern part of the state, including the Arbuckle Mountains in Murray and Carter counties. Other highways are clear in southern Oklahoma.

REMEMBER during snowy and icy conditions, motorists are asked to:

• 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 to provide adequate distance for braking.

• Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.

• Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.