NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting slick roads in southwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle due to snow and ice in the regions.
The state Department of Transportation is currently sanding and salting bridges and highways in Cimarron and Texas counties in the Panhandle and in Harmon, Jackson, Tillman and Kiowa counties in the southwest.
ODOT says it is prepared for the anticipated freezing rain and temperatures that are forecast for New Year's Day.
The department has 550 trucks statewide and 122 salt sheds stockpiled with more than 70,000 tons of salt and 110,000 tons of a sand/salt mix spread among its maintenance facilities across the state. The department also has an additional 43,000 tons of salt stored in reserve at the Port of Catoosa to replenish supplies as needed.