Warm Weather Affects Local Orchards

HARRISBURG, Ore. — All this unseasonably warm weather is causing trees at orchards to blossom early. Buds on peach trees are already opening up, which could mean fruit on the trees weeks early. But Greig Detering, owner of Detering Orchards, says it’s a bit concerning for the trees to blossom this early because they could … Continue reading »

Lightning Causes Monroe House Fire

MONROE, Ore. — Fire crews say two pets were killed in a house fire in Monroe over the weekend. Firefighters responded to the 27000 block of Bundy Road around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. They say smoke and flames were coming out of the home when they arrived. Luckily, no one was home at the time. Investigators … Continue reading »

Crews Repairing Lebanon Power Lines

LEBANON, Ore. — Pacific Power crews continue to remove and repair 12 power line poles that fell Monday due to heavy winds. It happened on Highway 34, about a mile west of Lebanon. Pacific Power says it will take crews several days to repair the poles. “We need to go in with specialized equipment. We’ll … Continue reading »

Power Lines Fall on Highway 34

LEBANON, Ore. —  Part of Highway 34 remains closed near Lebanon, as crews continue to repair power lines that fell onto the road Monday morning. The highway will be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction about a mile west of Lebanon for at least the next two days. The Oregon Department … Continue reading »

Flooding Rages as Storm Moves Through

MEDFORD, Ore. — Crews are having a busy Friday morning as active weather is causing flooding and downed trees in Southern Oregon. Ashland Fire and Rescue are responding to a downed tree on Tolman Creek Road. The large tree has fallen on a vehicle on the property. The National Weather Service has issued a flood … Continue reading »

Snow Hammers Boston, Plows Clear Streets

BOSTON (CNN) — Snowfall in Boston is already at record-setting levels. And it was still coming down well into Monday evening, with 10 inches already on the ground. Forecasters are predicting a foot of new snow by Tuesday. There’s already over 34 inches on the ground, which is a new seven-day record. As people dig … Continue reading »

Northeast Recovers from Winter Storm

BOSTON (CNN) — Twenty-four hours and up to 30 inches of snow later, things still aren’t back to normal in most of the Northeast. “Unless there’s a pressing reason to go out, this is a regroup day, and we’ll be ready to rock tomorrow,” said Juliette Kayyem, National Security Analyst. In Boston, the mayor is … Continue reading »

Blizzard Hits Northeast

NEW YORK (CNN) — As the blizzard of 2015 continues to wreak havoc on much of the Northeast, it seems to have spared New York City from the worst. Many are now criticizing city leaders for what they call overkill. The mayor’s response: better safe than sorry. “God forbid storm had not moved 20-30 miles … Continue reading »

East Coast Storm Strands Local Traveler

Philadelphia, PA. — The East Coast storm is having a nationwide impact including for people from Eugene. Eugene resident Jeannie Snyder flew out to Philadelphia to celebrate her grandson’s first birthday and has been visiting for a couple of weeks. She says her flight home Tuesday was cancelled Saturday in anticipation of the storm. She … Continue reading »

Earthquake Anniversary Marks 315 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — Jan. 26 marks the anniversary of the last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. It shook the Pacific Northwest 315 years ago. Scientists say the next big one could strike Oregon at any time and will likely be 9.0 or higher. Emergency preparedness officials say you always should have an emergency kit ready that … Continue reading »

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