How To Check Road Conditions in Oklahoma
As the latest winter storm moves through Oklahoma, one question will be on everyone's mind, "What are the road conditions?"
With this round of winter weather, Oklahomans should be prepared for icy road conditions, which can cause colossal road hazards locally and on the highways. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is urging drivers to take precaution when on local roads and the highways.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma is expected to get three rounds of icy weather this week. So Oklahomans traveling this week will need to pay extra close attention to the weather each day as ice accumulation can be unpredictable, but it doesn't take a lot of ice to cause an accident!
Here's How to Check Oklahoma Road Conditions
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has two options to check road conditions across the state. You can check out the website okroads.org or download the Drive Oklahoma mobile app. You'll be able to get a live look at road conditions with pictures. You can also get details on warnings and road closures in the area and whether or not if drivers should take precautions.
Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather Travel
If you absolutely have to travel during winter weather, you should first prepare your car! Make sure your car is full of gas or has full charge. And then be sure to have these items in your car in case of an accident and you're stranded for any amount of time:
- Snow Shovel
- Ice Scraper
- Jumper Cables
- Cell Phone and Charger
- Heavy Blanket
Below is a helpful video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
So before you get out on the roads this week, be sure to check the road conditions and make sure your car is prepared! Stay safe and warm, y'all!