From the ABC 7 Weather team

Huge slabs of ice fall from 1,600-foot TV antenna (VIDEO)

December 16, 2011 - 01:21 PM
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The forecast calls for gigantic blocks of frozen death plummeting from the freakin' sky.

When the weather begins to mimic the sights and sounds of the battlefield, it's probably time to step indoors.

This lesson was lost on the gawking onlookers in this Oklahoma parking lot after the terrible Midwest ice storms of 2007. The object of their fascination: a 1,600-foot-tall TV tower that is shaking off its thick coating of ice. The plummeting blocks, which resemble white T-beams, make a sick whistling noise not unlike mortars before they smack wetly into the pavement. Of course, that's when one guy decides to run out into the barrage for a closer look.

Still, the rubberneckers got away with no injuries and only major automobile damage, so in the end chalk up this win to Humanity. Says YouTube commenter FlyingC4r: "I can't wait for the michael bay sequel to this." (Note: This video has mild profanity.)

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