12 years since the Tulsa ice storm

12 years since the Tulsa ice storm

Day 1 of the ice storm. Pic Credit: Natalie Andes

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • It’s been 12 years since an ice storm caused power outages and devastation across Tulsa.
  • Freezing rain moved into Northeast Oklahoma late Saturday night and lasted through Monday, December 11
  • Thunderstorms provided widespread rain amounts of 1-2 inches with temperatures below freezing at the ground
  • Over 200,000 homes were without power for several days during and after the event

Power started going off on the night of December 9, 2007. Tulsa metro took the hardest hit.

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At the height of the storm, 78 out of every 100 PSO customers didn’t have power. The peak outage reported was 262,128 homes and businesses.

Measurement of the ice accumulation from December 8 through December 11 in Tulsa in 2007.
Measurement of the ice accumulation from December 8 through December 11 in Tulsa in 2007.

All power was restored by Christmas Eve 2007.

Philbrook Museum posted a photo of the ice storm on their social media accounts.

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