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ODOT says roads remain icy, slick in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says many roads in the state remain slick and hazardous after winter storms hit the state.

ODOT says crews were working Saturday to clear highways in northeastern, southeastern and central Oklahoma that are snow-packed and slick after storms that began Thursday dumped snow, ice and sleet on most of the state.

The Department of Public Safety says westbound lanes of Interstate 40 were shut down near the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line for nearly 2½ hours early Saturday after a tractor-trailer rig jackknifed - and ODOT warned of hazardous driving conditions on I-35 near the Oklahoma-Texas state line.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported about 5,000 power outages in central and eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas on Saturday. Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported nearly 2,500 outages in southeastern Oklahoma.

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