Mustang Hit Hard By Ice Storm

Monday, October 26th 2020, 6:25 pm
By: Aaron Brilbeck

MUSTANG, Okla. -

Mustang was hit hard by the winter storm Monday. 

Branches were busted, trees damaged, and hundreds of residents are left in the dark. 

"You see it. I lost all my trees in the yard. And pretty much everybody in the neighborhood. I left to go get them from school and it seems to be worse just in the 10 minutes it took to get up to Mustang High School," said Mustang resident Joe Fisher.

Fisher’s tree was damaged due to heavy ice snapped branches. Every few minutes more cracks can be heard as more limbs fall victim to the heavy ice. 

"Me and my sons are going to have to do some cutting. We might have to take most of it down," Fisher said. "It's getting colder. And we're worried about the pipes in the house and no heat. No lights. So, I don't know what we're going to do."

Just up the road, Ray and Therese Norman are living the high life. They also have plenty of limbs down and their power has been out for hours. But they’re doing OK. They have a generator. 

"We're doing pretty good. We got central heat on and some lights. Refrigerators on. And we're cooking a pot of beans so we’re doing alright," Ray said.

The Normans are snowbirds, so they’re usually in Arizona when Oklahoma sees its first ice storm of the year, but not this time around.

"Usually we leave after Thanksgiving or Christmas. Depending on the kids or the situation. And usually we miss all this," Ray said.

Fisher said he’ll just tough this out. 

"Hey, we’re Oklahomans man. We’re just going to ride it out, “he said. “The weather changes nonstop."

According to OG&E, there are about 1.300 customers without power in Mustang. 

News 9 reached out to city manager Tim Rooney to ask about plans to keep roads clear and clean up debris, however he declined to to answer questions on camera and simply said, “Ice is ice…We’ll deal with it.”