La tempesta di ghiaccio danneggia l'albero dei sopravvissuti all'Oklahoma City National Memorial, oltre 300K senza alimentazione

La tempesta di ghiaccio danneggia l'albero dei sopravvissuti all'Oklahoma City National Memorial, oltre 300K senza alimentazione

Hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power across Oklahoma on Wednesday as a devastating ice storm brought down power lines and treesincluding one that is iconicacross the area.

Il Oklahoma City National Memorial said that the Survivor Tree sustained danno dopo grandine wreaked havoc across the area.

We lost a branch but have propped up others to save them,” il memoriale twittato.

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The Survivor Tree survived the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The bombing was one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil.

Crews spent Tuesday shaking off ice and propping up the remaining branches of the American Elm, FOX23 reported.

Memorial director Kari Watkins told The Oklahoman while they lost apretty good branch,” the tree’s health overall ispretty goodand the branch that fell wasso full of leaves.

“It’s our symbol, it’s our logo, it’s our image nationally,” Watkins told the newspaper. “It’s the tree that didn’t break and was still thriving 25 anni dopo. And then it took this hit.”

Major tree damage has been reported across Oklahoma due to an ice storm that's left over 300,000 without power.

Major tree damage has been reported across Oklahoma due to an ice storm that’s left over 300,000 without power. (Oklahoma Gas & Electric)

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

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As of Wednesday morning, al di sopra di 353,000 customers were without power statewide, according to the power-outage tracking website poweroutage.us.

Many have taken to social media showing trees falling down due to the weight of the ice on tree limbs still full of leaves.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) said that crews have been workingthroughout the nighton power restoration, but the main issue is ice accumulation on tree limbs, made even heavier by ice on tree foliage.

Many customers also have damage to the electrical equipment that serves their homes,” the utility said.

OG&E spokesman Brian Alford told the Oklahoman that fall storms are theworst nightmare.

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You still have leaves on branches that create a considerable amount of weight. And once you begin to thaw, you see the ice melt and you get the rebound effect of branches bouncing up,” Alford told the paper. “So we might make progress and then there will be a setback with the bounding due to the thaw.

Major tree damage has been reported across Oklahoma due to an ice storm that's left over 300,000 without power.

Major tree damage has been reported across Oklahoma due to an ice storm that’s left over 300,000 without power. (Oklahoma Gas & Electric)

The Oklahoma City Police Department disse that it had receivedlots of calls into 911to report downed power lines.

An ice storm has left over 300,000 customers without power in Oklahoma.

An ice storm has left over 300,000 customers without power in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma City Police Department)

The storm system that brought record cold air, ghiaccio, and snow is still bringing wintry weather for the southern High Plains before changing to rain by Wednesday night.

The National Forecast for Oct. 28, 2020.

The National Forecast for Oct. 28, 2020. (Fox News)

The storm has ushered in record cold for October across Oklahoma and Texas.

Bitter cold temperatures have been record across the area.

Bitter cold temperatures have been record across the area. (Fox News)

This system will interact with Hurricane Zeta later on Wednesday and help it transition to an extra-tropical low that will still potentially bring damage to parts of the Southeast, Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast on Friday.

The system that spawned the ice storm over Oklahoma will interact with Hurricane Zeta, potentially bringing snow to parts of the Northeast.

The system that spawned the ice storm over Oklahoma will interact with Hurricane Zeta, potentially bringing snow to parts of the Northeast. (Fox News)

Some areas of the Northeast could even see some snow by the end of the week.

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Fox News’ Janice Dean contributed to this report.

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