Trees are snapping all over town after the ice storm hit


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 12/21/2013 10:45 pm Published: 12/21/2013 10:40 pm


Tulsa and surrounding communities were hit hard with an ice storm Friday night into Saturday.

The weight of the ice has trees coming down all over town.

FOX23 continues to cover this Ice Storm and all the ways it’s affected Tulsa and surrounding communities.

We went to a nearby neighborhood at 21st Street and Sheridan Road, one of the hardest hit areas.
 
From small trees to large they are all covered with ice.

FOX23 spoke with Lesley Powsey whose house was struck by a tree falling after the ice storm Friday night.

Snap, crackle and pop.

"We heard this big crash," Powsey said.

A familiar sound to people living near 25th and Sheridan.

"We looked out the window and this tree is right in front of our house and between the house and our daughters car," Powsey said.

Powsey heard the sound of falling trees all Saturday morning but she never thought her tree would come crashing down.

But it happened in the most graceful of ways, missing the house and the car.

"It was really just the perfect shot. We were amazed nothing was damaged," Powsey said.

It wasn't the only damage FOX23 found in this neighborhood. We also found a fallen tree that took a power line with it when it fell.

"Now people aren't driving this way because they don't want to go over that line. You never know what will happen,"

As we talked with Haley Spears we asked what she thought about the falling branches.

Spears replies, “I hope nobody gets hurt."

Because as beautiful as it is, "It’s pretty, but it's scary also," Spears said.

This ice can be very dangerous.

And that's why Powsey, "We have a big clean up job," Is counting her blessings.

"It could've been a lot worse. It could've been really horrible," Powsey said.

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