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Night of Destruction

Night of Destruction

The light of a sodium vapor street lamp, scattered through heavy fog, silhouettes a destroyed elm tree. This scene symbolizes thousads of others like it across the region, after one of the worst ice storms in state history. Although the accumulations weren't as deep as some other events, the 2007 freezing rain episode was enough to pull down uncounted thousands of trees and large branches across the Norman and eastern Oklahoma City areas, extinguishing electric service to over half a million customers. This particular tree, already weakened by drought and wood borers, had to be sawed down.

Norman, OK (11 Dec 7), looking ENE