Heavy Rains Blamed for Sinkhole

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — A big sinkhole opened up in the middle of a San Francisco intersection Wednesday. The Bay Area was hit with a lot of rain overnight. Officials say it appears a water line may have ruptured, but they aren’t sure yet if that caused the sinkhole. “We have a lot of repairs … Continue reading »

2014 Winter Forecast Special

In case you missed it, here’s the 2014 Winter Forecast Special from the Stormtracker 9 Weather Center.

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 »

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