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Road conditions getting slick in western Oklahoma

LAWTON, Okla._The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting some slick areas in Harmon, Greer, Jackson and Kiowa counties, and the Oklahoma Panhandle has been declared slick and hazardous.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is treating highway bridges in the Oklahoma Panhandle and other northwestern counties. ODOT is discouraging travel in those areas.

“If travel is necessary, drivers are urged to use caution, especially on bridges, overpasses and when entering or exiting highways as freezing temperatures may continue causing slick spots to develop on wet roadways. Drivers should stay at least 200 ft. behind road clearing trucks and equipment and not attempt to pass,” ODOT stated in a press release.

Those slick road conditions are expected to expand eastward as freezing rain moves through the viewing area. Our SkyWARN7 meteorologists say periods of rain and freezing rain will continue throughout Friday into the weekend. Highs will fall into the low to mid 30s by Friday afternoon with wind chills in the teens and 20s.

Periods of freezing rain will continue Friday night primarily west of I-44. The freezing rain should move east of I-44 closer to Saturday morning. Ice accumulation on trees and power lines may result in power outages.

Allow plenty of extra time and drive slowly if you’re in western or northwestern Oklahoma.

If you’re going out of town for the weekend, check up on their road conditions.

Arkansas           800-245-1672          www.idrivearkansas.com

Colorado           303-639-1111          www.cotrip.org

Kansas             866-511-5368           www.511.ksdot.org

Missouri            888-275-6636           www.modot.org

New Mexico      800-432-4269          www.nmroads.com

Oklahoma         405-425-2385          www.oktraffic.org

Texas                800-452-9292           www.drivetexas.org

You can also see a map of road conditions from OHP here.

We'll continue to update the weather conditions on our Facebook, Twitter, Android and Apple app and here on kswo.com.

The rain will end Sunday and temperatures will slowly warm up into the 50s starting Monday.

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