First developed in 2007, the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study Area (OCARTS) Regional Snow Routes system serves to assist in the regional coordination of ice and snow removal to increase safety for all citizens and travelers throughout Central Oklahoma.
As each winter season approaches, the more than 30 OCARTS member entities are asked to review the current Regional Snow Routes map and determine the need for additional priority snow and ice removal routes within their respective jurisdictions. Since winter 2007, some route changes have occurred and many roads have been added to the priority snow removal map.
This system of regional snow routes assists in providing better service and increased safety for all the citizens and travelers within the region, including emergency vehicles, school buses, public transportation and commercial vehicle traffic. The OCARTS Regional Snow Routes Map does not supplant local or state efforts but serves as an effort to better share information between local governments and agencies to ensure traffic flow is maintained and snow plows have unimpeded access to roadways.
Currently ACOG staff, in conjunction with a committee of state and local transportation and public works departments, is in the process of updating the Regional Snow Routes map to provide a useful tool for navigating the Central Oklahoma roadways when they are covered in snow. When complete, the Regional Snow Routes map will be made available to the public via ACOG’s website, municipal websites and press releases in local newspapers.
Below is a map of the most up-to-date Regional Snow Routes. If you have concerns, comments or questions about the designated snow routes in your area, please contact your local planning or public works office. For more information about the Regional Snow Routes map, you can read the Regional Snow and Ice Management Memorandum of Understanding for the OCARTS Area.