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Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
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We’re now at day three of Ice Storm coverage and as of early afternoon ice was still gathering on any exposed surfaces in parts of Northwest Oklahoma and the adjacent parts of the Texas Panhandle and South Kansas. I got a chance to take a look from the Canton to Seiling area today, here are some pics and videos of that one.

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Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Everything was just covered in a sheet of ice about a half-inch thick in most places. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Trees were struggling with numerous branches at the base of them. We’re lucky we didn’t have a lot of wind or the tree damage would’ve certainly been worse. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Just one example of how many branches a single tree is losing. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
It looks like someone with a freeze-ray gun came along and just went crazy. Always makes for cool pics though. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Walking in the ice is a challenge too — not only because its slippery but because its so hard and coarse. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Even grass blades are coated. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
More photos of trees struggling against the weight of the ice. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Again, it all makes for a cool scene. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
This mesa near Greenfield, OK is a big landmark for me when chasing. I’ve never seen the cloud deck so low to obscure the top though!
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice accumulations didn’t pick up majorly until I was north and west of Watonga, OK.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Looking over the frozen Oklahoma landscape. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
A look at one of the city streets in Canton. Many of the trees pictured likely will end up with more branches on the ground. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
A fallen branch in the middle of a city street as rain continues to fall. You wouldn’t want to hit this in your car! Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
The icicles on this gate were mesmerizing. Ice Storm near Canton, Oklahoma. January 17, 2017.
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