NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Another winter weather storm has made its way to Northwest Arkansas on Jan. 15. Snow is coming down and if you have to get out, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation offers some tips on how to do so safely.
During snowy or icy conditions, drivers are asked to:
- Stay about 200 feet behind road clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
- Allow extra space between vehicles to provide adequate distance for braking.
- Be aware of “black ice,” which looks wet on the roadway but is a thin layer of ice.
- Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time in reaching destinations.
ARDOT has activated their winter weather map for Arkansas travelers to view.