Without power twice in 24 hours, ice storm affects midtown Tulsa


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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 12/22/2013 10:03 pm Published: 12/22/2013 10:01 pm


FOX23 learned from the Public Service Company of Oklahoma that about 1,600 people are still without power around the Tulsa Metro.

Trees and power lines are still covered in ice across green country.

FOX23 spoke with power crews and they estimate they will have everything restored by Monday.

Here's the problem: tree limbs snapping from the weight of the ice and falling onto power lines.

Thousands have suffered because of it.

We spoke with a family that is living with an uncomfortable reminder.

Ice like this left Nancy Meyer depending on candles for heat.

Two different times in less than 24 hours.

You know, in Midtown, it just doesn't take a lot for the power to go out.

Ice-coated trees, dragging down huge branches, scattering them in the middle of the road.

Nancy Meyer told FOX23 she sat in the cold inside her house Saturday for a few hours.

Then Sunday morning, her dog Merlin started barking, and she realized the power was out again.

Meyer told us, "When I got up this morning there were wires -- instead of being straight across the street they were looped."

FOX23 found power crews from Mississippi working to restore power to this entire street in midtown.

We haven't had any damage in the front yard but the backyard looks like a war zone.

We found out this crew is working 16-hour days, one worker caught a quick nap in his truck, then it was off to the next call just down the street.

All of it, a chilling reminder for Meyer, of the 2007 ice storm.

This is nothing, this is nothing compared to that or it's not so far, Meyer said.

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