Which road conditions in Oklahoma are the most dangerous?
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans should expect to see more road conditions on the road in the next few weeks, with the state reporting that temperatures will reach the mid-40s in some areas by Thursday.
State transportation officials on Monday said temperatures are expected to average 37 degrees in the state on Wednesday, with lows expected to drop to 30 degrees on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the state’s forecasted maximum temperature for Wednesday night was 28 degrees.
That’s a level of hotness that is considered too hot for life-threatening conditions.
The weather system will pass over the state Tuesday night and Tuesday morning.
Temperatures will be well below freezing, but they could still get hot.
On Tuesday, Oklahoma State Highway Patrol Sgt. John Bock said temperatures were expected to reach 37 degrees on the highway in and around the town of Norman.
Bock noted that most roads in the area would be icy, but that some areas could be icy enough to be dangerous.
Bock said drivers should plan for delays and travel with extra care.
Drivers who need to drive on icy roads can be issued a warning notice and be issued an infraction, which can result in a fine of up to $500, he said.
A second alert issued by the state says the temperatures could drop below 30 degrees in parts of the central Oklahoma area.
The highway patrol also issued an alert Tuesday warning drivers of icy roads.
A road closure in the town or rural area near Norman was expected to last through Tuesday night.
That road closure is expected to be temporary and will likely remain in place for several days, Bock wrote in a post on Twitter.
A highway patrol spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon that there will be no closures in the city of Norman, which includes the city limits of Norman and Oklahoma City.
The National Weather Service said the temperature in Oklahoma City reached a high of 37 degrees Tuesday morning, with a high around 36 degrees in Tulsa.
The forecasted high temperature Wednesday is expected at 32 degrees in Oklahoma.