Crews treating slick Oklahoma roads Christmas Day

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Updated: 12/25/2012 10:49 am Published: 12/25/2012 10:30 am

    Crews are working around the clock to treat icy Oklahoma roads. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority pre-treated all bridges and overpasses as well as interchanges on Christmas Eve.

       ODOT is warning travelers to stay off the roads in possible because of reports of freezing rain and sleet. Christmas morning, icy road conditions were reported by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol starting at 7am. Authorities say sleet caused a 21-vehicle pileup on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City.

      OTA crews are working 12 hour shifts throughout the duration of the storm. The OTA said it has more than 35-thousand tons of salt on hand as well as more than 12-thousand tons of sand.  Ninety-seven spreaders are working to lay down salt and sand to keep the turnpikes passable. The state also has 119 plows. The OTA is not expecting highway closures. 
    For up-to-date road conditions in Oklahoma call 1(888) 425-2385.

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