Snow, rain cause trouble for some OKC metro drivers

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – After a night of snow and rain, slick spots on the roadways caused trouble for some drivers across the metro during their morning commute on Monday.

“The roads were slick and hazardous, especially along bridges and on and on overpasses as well,” said Trooper Preston Cox with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. “The Oklahoma Highway Patrol did respond to a significant increase of calls for service.”

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Cox said OHP was called to 40 collisions in the Troop A area Monday morning. That area includes Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Lincoln, Logan, McClain and Pottawatomie Counties. Someone was injured in four of the collisions.

According to Cox, two of the collisions were hit and runs.

“Weather definitely helped in these collisions, but a lot of them too are human element related,” said Cox. “I encourage people to slow down and take your time getting to work.”

Kenzi Shreve was in the thick of it. She’s been on the road for days traveling from Arizona to Tulsa in a bus with her two dogs.

“I passed one really large wreck that was like four trucks I think piled up,” said Shreve. “The rest of them were just kind of like pulled off into a ditch where it looks like they had lost control.”

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She also ran into a bit of an obstacle herself.

“My bus doesn’t have windshield washer fluid. So, I never realized it was such a hard thing to not have until you’re driving through wet, muddy sloshy streets,” said Shreve. “Every half hour to an hour probably I’d have to pull off the road at a gas station, clean the windshield and then get back on the road.”

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