Freezing rain and temperatures lead to slick conditions on Tulsa area roads

TULSA, Okla. — The continued freezing rain and temperatures below freezing, are keeping roads slick throughout Green Country.

Bridges and overpasses are the first places that things will be slick followed by less-traveled roads and streets. These slick spots are not only leading to accidents, but several Oklahoma and Kansas school districts are also canceling school for today.

As of 9 a.m., EMSA paramedics responded to 84 car collisions, saying their usual number on a weekday is 10. They had also responded to three cold exposure calls.

Early this morning, traffic was backed up in many places including on I-244.

Look at this video taken by Skyler Cooper from our sister radio station, KRMG. This is I-244 just west of Sheridan. We have traffic updates on FOX23 News This Morning and online:

Posted by FOX23 News on Monday, February 8, 2021

Early this morning, FOX23′s Scott Martin came upon this accident, shortly after it happened on I-44 over the Arkansas River.

Tulsa Fire says it has responded to dozens of vehicles that have lost control on the roadways. Tulsa Police are on Operation Slick Streets, meaning they are only responding to injury accidents.

PSA: All bridges and overpasses are iced over. The Tulsa Fire Department has already responded to dozens of vehicles...

Posted by Tulsa Fire Department on Monday, February 8, 2021

Early on, FOX23′s Amanda Gilbert was stuck in traffic on the Broken Arrow Expressway near Memorial for more than 15 minutes without moving:

Oklahoma Department of Transportation tells FOX23 they do have salt and sand trucks out and is encouraging drivers to stay off the roads if possible:

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