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11:00AM: Road Conditions Update 2-11-14 – 11 a.m.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews continue plowing and applying salt and sand to improve the hardest hit areas in northwestern and north-central Oklahoma. Drivers in the northern parts of the state are urged to continue using extreme caution, and to give at least 200 feet to road-clearing equipment.

In Tulsa and Osage counties, road conditions have improved but drivers are encouraged to stay alert for slick spots. In the Oklahoma City metro, drivers should be cautious around Lincoln Blvd. and 14th St., as a water line broke in this area overnight. The roadway has been treated with extra materials but slick spots could still continue to develop.

Motorists should remain very cautious of slick spots on elevated bridges and overpasses as freezing temperatures continue. Drivers should monitor local weather conditions and plan plenty of extra travel time.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:
· Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.
· Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
· Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.

Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.

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.
For Oklahoma Turnpike Authority road conditions call 877-403-7623

--www.okladot.state.ok.us--

6:15AM:TROOP E- At this time traffic is moving normal. No accidents are being reported. Still watch for slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses.

TROOP G- Caddo, Grady, Comanche, Stephens, Cotton, and Jefferson counties are all slick in spots at this time.

6:03AM:
TROOP F- All roads in the Troop F area are mostly clear. Road may still have some slick spots. Use caution especially on bridges and overpasses.

5:54AM: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM THIS EVENING FOR ALL OF NORTH TEXAS....

SLICK SPOTS WILL REMAIN ON AREA ROADS TODAY DUE TO FREEZING DRIZZLE OVERNIGHT. A WINTRY MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND EVEN LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THROUGH THE DAY WHICH WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL SLICK SPOTS AND TRAVEL CONCERNS.

TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM THIS EVENING...WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS OCCURRING BETWEEN MID MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON.

* MAIN WEATHER IMPACTS...FREEZING DRIZZLE PRODUCED A GLAZE ON SOME ELEVATED SURFACES...BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND SIDE ROADS
OVERNIGHT. A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY. AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS UP TO AS MUCH AS A TENTH OF AN INCH IN A FEW AREAS.

IMPACTS TO TRAVEL CAN BE EXPECTED.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLICK ROADS AND HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. TREACHEROUS TRAVEL EXPECTED IN SPOTS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH FREEZING DURING THE DAY. WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS DURING THE MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF WINTER
PRECIPITATION MAY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND PLAN ON SOME TRAVEL DELAYS.

5:40AM: ODOT Road Conditions Update from 5:15AM

Slick and hazardous conditions are reported this morning in northwestern, north-central and northeast areas of Oklahoma. Crews are plowing and applying salt and sand to interstates and highways. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution on their morning commutes, and to give at least 200 feet to road-clearing equipment.

In Oklahoma City, roads are mostly dry at this time. Drivers should be cautious around Lincoln Blvd. and 14th St., as a water line broke in this area overnight. The roadway has been treated with materials but slick spots could still develop. In the Tulsa metro roads are snow-packed and slick in areas. Caution should be used in workzones, especially those where lanes are already narrowed.

Motorists should remain very cautious of slick spots on elevated bridges and overpasses as freezing temperatures continue. Drivers should monitor local weather conditions and plan plenty of extra travel time.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:
• Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.
• Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
• Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice

5:15 AM: Here's today's weather discussion from morning meteorologist Tom Miller, always available at kxii.com/weather:

Winter Weather Advisory until 6 pm
Very light precipitation at times shows up on radar across Texoma with freezing drizzle. An upper level wave is moving into West Texas which will give us a chance of freezing drizzle, sleet and snow later this morning into this afternoon. Amounts should be light, but with temperatures in the upper 20’s it will freeze to our roads. High pressure will build across Texoma Wednesday with the return of sunshine and warmer temperatures into this upcoming weekend.

Forecast
Today, cloudy, high 33, 50% freezing drizzle, sleet, and snow, N/NE 5-15
Tonight, cloudy, low 23, 20% evening snow flurries, N. 5-10
Wednesday, mostly sunny, high 47, NW 5-15
Thursday, sunny, S. 5-10, 30/58
Friday, sunny, 34/61
Saturday, mostly sunny, 38/63
Sunday, partly sunny, 43/65
Monday, partly sunny, 49/68

5:00 AM: Roads in Sherman are dry and not slick. Bridges our crew drove over had been treated. No travel issues at this time.

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6:00 PM: Updated weather discussion from KXII-TV Chief Meteorologist Steve LaNore, always available at kxii.com/weather:

Freezing Rain, Sleet and Snow, Followed by Big Warm-Up for the Weekend!

5:00 p.m. Mon 10 Feb 2014

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for all of Texoma through 6pm Tuesday for potential ice and snow. Travelers should exercise extreme caution if they must be on the roads tonight or Tuesday.

It’s another round of unwelcome ice and snow in the forecast as arctic air is over-run by a moist and warmer air mass; meanwhile, two impulses embedded in the jet stream move by over\night and Tuesday.

The warmer air above the front will tend to cool aloft as the impulses approach and this may change the freezing rain to sleet and snow for Tuesday. Excessive amounts are not expected: about like last week’s event with anywhere from a dusting to perhaps two inches of snow.

The upper-level and surface pressure patterns continue to show a rather dramatic change in all of the models; this has been a consistent signal for almost a week, so confidence is high that we will experience a big warm-up beginning Thursday with highs into the 60s (possibly 70s) over the weekend. Nice!

In the meantime please take it easy if you must be on the roads overnight and/or Tuesday.

Here are the numbers:

Tonight: Freezing Rain, Mixed with Sleet/Snow…..Lows 20 to 26
Tuesday: 80% Sleet or Snow….Highs 29 to 35
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy…..24/46
Thursday: Sunny…..26/57
Friday: Sunny…..36/63
Saturday: Mostly Sunny…..34/64
Sunday: Partly Cloudy…..46/67
Monday: Mostly Sunny…..49/65

Please be Safe on your Monday night and Tuesday…..
Steve LaNore
Weather Authority/News 12

4:45 PM: Latest road conditions from ODOT:

Road Conditions Update 2-10-14 – 4 p.m.

Highway conditions in southern and southeastern Oklahoma have improved considerably and no travel issues are currently being reported. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews in these areas will continue to monitor conditions tonight and treat highways and bridges as needed if and when anticipated precipitation moves into the area.

Motorists should remain very cautious of slick spots on elevated bridges and overpasses as freezing temperatures continue. Drivers should monitor local weather conditions and plan plenty of extra travel time.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:
• Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.
• Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
• Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.

Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.

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. For Oklahoma Turnpike Authority road conditions call 877-403-7623

3:30 PM: KXII-TV Chief Meteorologist Steve LaNore says the drizzle most of us are seeing now will likely turn to a snow/sleet mix after midnight, and temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through this afternoon, overnight, and into Tuesday. Accumulations could be anywhere from less than one inch to two inches. Watch out now for black ice on bridges and overpasses, but ESPECIALLY watch out in the morning if you head out. We are expecting conditions to worsen. Join him at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. tonight for the latest.

1:05 PM: TROOP F- Most roads within the troop are ice covered and slick and hazardous. I-35 is mainly slick in spots and extreme caution is encouraged. OHP is still getting numerous calls of vehicles sliding off the roadways. All travel is discouraged.

12:30PM:
road conditions

9:12AM: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL

6 PM TUESDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL RESULT IN A THIN LAYER OF ICE DEVELOPING ON ELEVATED SURFACES AND ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND THOSE THAT ARE UNTREATED. UNTREATED WALKWAYS AND PARKING LOTS WILL ALSO BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL. EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SNOW CAN MAKE ROADS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK AND DANGEROUS.

ROGER MILLS, CUSTER, BECKHAM, WASHITA, CADDO, GRADY, MCCLAIN, CLEVELAND, POTTAWATOMIE, SEMINOLE, HUGHES, HARMON, GREER ,KIOWA, JACKSON, TILLMAN, COMANCHE, STEPHENS, GARVIN, MURRAY, PONTOTOC, COAL, COTTON, JEFFERSON, CARTER, JOHNSTON, ATOKA, LOVE, MARSHALL, BRYAN, HARDEMAN, FOARD, WILBARGER, WICHITA, KNOX, BAYLOR, ARCHER, CLAY

811 AM CST MON FEB 10 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST TUESDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST TUESDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL RESULT IN A THIN LAYER OF ICE DEVELOPING ON ELEVATED SURFACES AND ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND THOSE THAT ARE UNTREATED. UNTREATED WALKWAYS AND PARKING LOTS WILL ALSO BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL. EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SNOW CAN MAKE ROADS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK AND DANGEROUS.

Delivered by Weather Underground Inc. Mon Feb 10 2014 9:12AM EST

10:30AM: Road Conditions Update
2-10-14 – 10:30 a.m.
Black ice is causing slick and hazardous highway conditions in Carter, Cleveland, Garvin, Jefferson, McClain, Murray, Love and Stephens counties in southern Oklahoma, which includes the I-35 corridor between Norman and the Texas state line.
Drivers must realize the severity of black ice and travel very carefully and slowly.
In southeastern Oklahoma, crews continue to report slick and hazardous highway conditions in Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Johnston,
Latimer, Marshall, Pittsburg and Pontotoc counties, including the
US-75/US-69 corridor.
Additionally, scattered slick spots have been reported on highways in Dewey County.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews in these areas are treating the roadways and bridge/overpasses. Motorists
should plan for extra travel time this morning and be
very cautious of slick spots and elevated bridges and overpasses.
During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:

Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.

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

Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
Additional advisories will be sent from this office as conditions change.
If drivers must travel out of state, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading
out.

8:45 AM: TROOP G- Caddo, Grady, Comanche, Stephens, Cotton, and Jefferson counties are all slick and hazardous at this time.

8:30AM: Fannin County Emergency Management says they aren't dealing with dealing with any major accidents

8:24AM: Texas DPS Trooper Tackett says he hasn't heard of any major accidents

8:20AM: TROOP D- All major and secondary roads in Okfuskee, Seminole, Hughes,Pittsburg, and Latimer county are slick and hazardous. Currently receiving moderate freezing rain. There are no known hazardous conditions currently in Leflore county.

8:18AM: Denison Assistant Fire Chief Bill Ray says there have been several minor accidents but no major ones. There is a disabled vehicle on the Red River Bridge.

8:04AM: Southbound I-35 is closed near Sulphur, at mile marker 57, due to an accident. Drivers may use SH-29/Wynnewood to US-77 to SH-7 and back to I-35 as an alternate route. Crews are on site working to clear the accident, but do not have a time estimate of how long southbound I-35 will be closed.

8:00 AM: Freezing Drizzle making bridges and overpasses icy this morning.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY … for Stephens, Garvin, Murray, Pontotoc, Jefferson, Carter, Johnston, Love and Marshall Counties until 9AM …

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY.... for North Texas Counties until 6PM

Winter Weather Advisory for Southern Oklahoma and a Freezing Rain/ Drizzle Advisory for North Texoma today and Tuesday. An upper level system is overriding cold air at the surface allow for a mix of precipitation over Texoma. The cold air deepens tonight and Tuesday allowing for the rain to turn to a mix of sleet and snow. A Winter Weather Advisory may be needed for all of Texoma later tonight into Tuesday. The precipitation will end from west to east Tuesday evening. High pressure will build across the southern plains allowing for sunny skies and warmer temperatures into this up coming weekend.

Forecast:
Today, cloudy, high 34, 30% rain/drizzle/freezing drizzle, N/NE 10-20
Tonight, cloudy, low 24, 50% mix sleet/snow, N/NE 5-10
Tuesday, cloudy, high 34, 50% rain/snow, N/NE 5-15
Wednesday, mostly sunny, 24/46
Thursday, sunny, 30/59
Friday, sunny, 35/60
Saturday, mostly sunny, 37/64
Sunday, mostly sunny, 43/68

To keep up on this week’s Winter Mix … “Like” KXII on Facebook, visit our Web Channel KXII.com … and of course watch News 12 @ 6 & 10 pm.

Tom Miller
News 12 - Your Winter Weather Authority

4:45AM: TROOP E- SOME ICING ON BRIDGES IN ATOKA, COAL, BRYAN COUNTIES; AT OR JUST BELOW FREEZING WITH DRIZZLE FALLING.


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