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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • OHP prepares for possible winter storm

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  • Area forecasters are predicting incoming weather with a 90 percent  chance of mixed precipitation throughout the state.  There is a winter weather storm warning for several counties which includes predicted snow fall of four to six inches for areas in central & south central Oklahoma.


    State troopers are preparing for weather and road conditions by concentrating patrols on major thoroughfares such as I-40, I-35 & I-44 corridors, as well as heavily traveled turnpikes and state highways.


    "Travel planning should always include monitoring weather and road conditions. It’s a good idea to pack a travel kit which includes a can ofde-icer and extra clothing items to keep warm. Check news stations for possible incoming weather and make sure your vehicle is winter-ready with new wiper blades, proper fluid & good tire tread," stated OHP spokesman Lt. George Brown.


    Troopers recommend adjusting travel speeds to match road and  weather conditions, allow extra room between vehicles while driving and always travel with a cell phone and charger. If motorists encounter a vehicle breakdown or travel problem, they may call *55 to contact local OHP troop headquarters.


    For the latest Oklahoma road conditions you may call (405) 425-2385 or visit www.dps.state.ok.us and click on the "Weather-Related Road Conditions" icon to the right.
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