The poor situations on the streets of Tulsa lead to early morning accidents – KRMG 102.3

Freezing rain early Monday morning causes slippery spots to develop on bridges and overpasses. Not only does these slick spots lead to accidents, but several school districts in Oklahoma and Kansas are also canceling school for today.

A semi-jackknif on I-44 over the Arkansas River and a wreck on the Broken Arrow near Memorial left people stranded for up to 45 minutes.

Bridges and overpasses are the first places they go slippery as they cool faster than other roads.

Tulsa Fire has reportedly responded to dozens of vehicles that have lost control of the streets. The Tulsa Police Department is in Operation Slick Streets, which means they only respond to accidents with injuries.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation tells us there are salt and sand trucks on the move this morning. ODOT encourages drivers to stay off the road whenever possible and remember to slow down and pay attention when driving in work areas.

This light drizzle is expected to last most of the morning and some well into the afternoon. For this reason, winter weather advisories have been issued for areas along and north of I-44.

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