Ice Causes Power Outages in Blodgett

BLODGETT, Ore. — The classrooms at Blodgett Elementary School sat empty Friday after a storm caused outages all around town. The school’s principal says they lost power around 10:30 a.m. Thursday and let kids out of class shortly after that. The school was left without any running water or heat, and conditions all around the … Continue reading »

Highway 242 Closed for the Season

MCKENZIE BRIDGE, Ore. — Highway 242 is officially closed for the season. Half a foot of snow covered the highway by mid-afternoon Thursday, and another eight to ten feet is expected through Friday. ODOT says it’s just too difficult to maintain during the winter months. The earliest the closure has occurred was Oct. 18, 1996. … Continue reading »

First Snowfall of the Season

NEAR WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The Central Cascades saw the first snowfall of the season Saturday night, but the snow is already starting to melt. Road conditions along Highway 58 remained slick Sunday – but not icy. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for elevations¬†above 4,000 feet until 5 p.m. Sunday, but … Continue reading »

Funnel Cloud Leaves Damage near Longview

LONGVIEW, Wash. — A possible tornado damaged property and uprooted trees. Crews are trying to repair what the storm left behind. Roofs blew off and some fires set after the severe weather knocked down power lines. People in Washington were told to take cover around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Those sheltered say the noise from … Continue reading »

Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon weather did not cooperate for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. The Eugene Astronomical Society set up telescopes for the viewing at The Science Factory. But just as the eclipse hit its peak, the downpour began, forcing everyone to run for cover. “Terrible–that’s how I would describe that. Welcome to astronomy in the … Continue reading »

Skiers to Swap Gear this Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Ski season is just around the corner, and this is the weekend to sell or save on gear. It’s all part of the 45th Annual Ski Swap, which happens Friday and Saturday at the Lane Events Center. If you’re looking to consign ski and snowboard equipment, you can drop it off until … Continue reading »

Tree Crashes onto House

EUGENE, Ore. — Our first big fall storm of the season tested the rivers, the sewers and at times, even the homes, as several trees came down during the heavy rainfall and strong winds. This fall storm hasn’t disappointed with rain totals topping two inches in some spots. A perfect example of some of the … Continue reading »

ODOT Prepares for Local Storms

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — ODOT is on standby as these storms work their way through the area. The biggest concern is aerial flooding because of all the leaves on the road, but ODOT says crews are ready if there are any unexpected events like landslides or downed trees. “We keep an eye on all areas. The … Continue reading »

Tree Falls in Eugene Neighborhood

EUGENE, Ore. — A big tree came crashing down in the Cal Young neighborhood Wednesday due to some intense winds. The tree fell around 2:30 p.m. on Robin Hood Avenue. The homeowner says their son was home and heard a loud noise. Police and public works quickly removed the tree. The homeowner says he’s sad … Continue reading »

Crews Continue Maintenance Work

EUGENE, Ore. — Public Works and road crews aren’t the only ones with storm preps on their mind, area utility companies were also getting into rainy weather mode. Staff at Lane Electric says they’re keeping an eye on the weather patterns in case anything changes dramatically, but at this point they’ve got their normal response … Continue reading »

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