After days of freezing temperatures and eight inches of snow, Corvallis Police say they have gotten so many calls about crashes that they haven’t been able to respond to all of them.
For kids and pets that means cancelled school and lots of play time.
But for people trying to get to work that means hazardous travel. Friday police responded to a seven-can crash on the corner of Witham Hill and 36th Street. Since then cars have been sliding off the roadway and they’re waiting for tow trucks to come pull them out. Even though the snow is powdery, it has compacted on the roadways and is driving is slippery – even with chains.
Some tow trucks have even had to call other tow trucks to dig them out. Temps have dropped so much in places that plows aren’t even able to break up the ice.
But crews will be sanding and plowing throughout the weekend. Current forecasts say Corvallis might not thaw out until Thursday