Highway 42 South Closed

COQUILLE, Ore. — Oregon 42S is closed to all traffic due to high water, ODOT said Monday. The highway links Coquille to Bandon. It will remain closed during high tide conditions. ODOT says travelers can use Oregon 42 as a detour until conditions improve.

One Lane of Highway 101 Open

FLORENCE, Ore. — Traffic is moving again on Highway 101 about 10 miles north of Florence after the highway was shut down Saturday afternoon due to a slide. ODOT engineers are working to come up with a plan for how they can fix that section of Highway 101. The road collapsed 18-24 inches last weekend … Continue reading »

Lightning Strike Sends 11 to Hospital

(CNN) — A lightning bolt struck outside a crowded football stadium Sunday. Police say 11 people had a to be hospitalized. It happened in Tampa after the Bucs-Packers game. Fire officials say a bolt of lightening hit a spot in the lot where fans stood. Witnesses say after the strike, victims immediately fell to the … Continue reading »

California Suffering Exceptional Drought

(CNN) — The Golden State is dry. According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That’s enough water to fill 17 million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a … Continue reading »

Slow Start to Ski Season

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s an uphill battle for ski resorts who are off to a slow start because of a lack of snow. Ski shops like Berg’s in Eugene are open for business and can get you hooked up with any gear, even though the closer slopes like Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are not open. … Continue reading »

Weather Books Delivered to Students

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — If you have a fifth, sixth or seventh grader in your home, you may have seen the Stormtracker 9 weather books that are being distributed to all western Oregon schools. I was in Junction City on Friday to deliver those books to all of the fifth graders at Oaklea Middle School. … Continue reading »

Mt. Shasta Announces Season Open

MT. SHASTA, Calif. — Mt. Shasta Ski Park has announced their season opening following the recent snow across the area. The park plans to begin operating this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. Lifts will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Officials say three lifts will be running and 13 groomed trails will … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Oregon Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — On Thursday morning, the docks at the Port of Newport were full. Boats lined up, as crews came back from sea to avoid a huge storm with hurricane-like winds getting up to 85 miles an hour. Fishermen spent the morning making sure their boats were securely tied to the docks. “It’s been … Continue reading »

Crews Remove Branch in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Winds knocked down more than a few trees around Lane County Thursday. In the afternoon, the winds certainly did a number on one tree. A large branch was dangling in the road on Marcola near 42nd Street. Crews didn’t waste any time removing the branch. Now all that’s left is a chopped … Continue reading »

EWEB Launches New Outage Report System

EUGENE, Ore. — If you experience a power outage, EWEB has just launched an improved service to report them that should should make it easier and faster for customers. All you need to do is call the automated call-in line at 844-484-2300. You can also send a text message. Just send the word “OUT” to … Continue reading »

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