OHP warns drivers of icy road conditions Sunday; authorites advise to stay off roadways

BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- As the winter storm moves though hazardous road conditions are expected to develop overnight and authorities are asking drivers to stay off the roadways.

"We are advising everyone, especially since it's Superbowl Sunday to plan ahead. Find a place that they can spend the night at to watch the game. Just stay home, enjoy the evening," Lt. Scott Hampton, with OHP, said.

Lt. Scott Hampton, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, says they are preparing for slick roadways. He says if you absolutely have to drive in icy conditions to use extreme caution, drive slowly and leave extra space between you and other vehicles. He also says drivers who must be out on the roads should pack warm clothing, blankets and have a fully charged cell phone.

"We had some families during the last event being stuck on the side of the road for up to 6 to 8 hours," Lt. Hampton said.

For road conditions visit the websites or call the phone numbers listed below.

Oklahoma:
WWW.DPS.STATE.OK.US
888-425-2385

TEXAS:
WWW.TXDOT.GOV
800-452-9292


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