WEATHER ADVISORY: Freezing fog causing dangerous conditions on roadways

Staff Writer

Reports are coming in of accidents on Highway 54 between Texhoma and Guymon. Roadways are still very slick this morning, as freezing fog has left ice on the roads. The National Weather Serviced released the following weather advisory:

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
357 AM CST THU DEC 31 2015

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>010-012>015-017>020-311500-
/O.CON.KAMA.ZF.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-151231T1500Z/
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-POTTER-CARSON-GRAY-
WHEELER-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...BEAVER...
FORGAN...DALHART...STRATFORD...SPEARMAN...GRUVER...PERRYTON...
BOOKER...HIGGINS...FOLLETT...HARTLEY...CHANNING...DUMAS...
BORGER...MIAMI...CANADIAN...AMARILLO...PANHANDLE...WHITE DEER...
PAMPA...SHAMROCK...WHEELER...CANYON...CLAUDE...CLARENDON...
WELLINGTON
357 AM CST THU DEC 31 2015

...FREEZING FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

* EVENT...FREEZING FOG WILL EXPAND ACROSS MOST OF THE TEXAS AND
ALL OF THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES OVERNIGHT...REDUCING
VISIBILITIES TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE OR LESS.

* TIMING...THE FREEZING FOG WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MID MORNING.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE
OR LESS. LIGHT ICE ACCRETION FROM THE FREEZING FOG MAY CAUSE
ICE ACCUMULATION TO OCCUR ON AREA ROADWAYS. THE MOST FAVORED
SURFACES FOR ICE ACCUMULATION INCLUDE OVERPASSES AND BRIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING FOG ADVISORY MEANS A VERY LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION FROM
PREDOMINANTLY FREEZING FOG IS EXPECTED. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...
USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD
OF YOU. ALSO...BE ALERT FOR FROST ON BRIDGE DECKS CAUSING
SLIPPERY ROADS.

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