Ice causes damage to Survivor Tree at Oklahoma City National Memorial

OKLAHOMA CITY — Crews with the Oklahoma City National Memorial worked to remove broken branches and limbs caused by freezing rain from the Survivor Tree Tuesday morning.

Crews have put braces up to prop up some of the Survivor Tree’s heavier branches and are using long sticks to shake ice off the tree.

The historic ice storm, which is the earliest ice storm on record, is wreaking havoc in central Oklahoma causing widespread power outages and damage to trees.

The Survivor Tree survived the bomb’s blast on April 19, 1995, and witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks on American Soil, according to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.