Julie Smith, Oskaloosa, said she was surveying damage Wednesday morning when a tree behind her started to crack. Seconds later, half of the tree crashed down. Her boyfriend, Wade Olson, Lawrence, helped cut the tree into sections.
Scott Patton of Giant Communications reconnects a wire Wednesday near Liberty Street in Oskaloosa. Fallen tree limbs have caused power outages throughout the town. Patton said he had been connecting wires all day so they'll work once power is back on.
Doug Allen examines his neighborhood while taking a walk Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 on Liberty St. in Oskaloosa. Allen said he had power lines down in his yard and two trees fell on his house.
From left, Gary Dixon, Daniel Duckworth, both of Oskaloosa, and Wade Olson, of Lawrence, clear fallen tree limbs Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 after freezing rain caused trees throughout Oskaloosa to fall. They were clearing trees on Delaware St.
Mike George of the Jefferson County Water District 7 thaws an antenna which transmits information about a rural water tower south of Oskaloosa on Highway 59. On Thursday many Jefferson County residents still did not have electricity after an ice storm on Tuesday. Power slowly is being restored in some areas.
Mike George, center, and Butch Means, both of the Jefferson County Water District 7, look down into a man hole Wednesday, Dec. 12 where information about a rural water tower is displayed south of Oskaloosa. George and Means were thawing an antenna with a torch so they could determine how much water was left in the tower.