Crews Prepare for Localized Flooding

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EUGENE, Ore. — Both Eugene and Springfield public works crews are out in full force working to prevent localized flooding as all this snow melts.

Crews are out clearing catch basins of any debris to make sure the water has somewhere to go.

In Eugene, public works crews split into four different groups to work on specialized tasks, including flood prevention. Public works says people can also help to prevent their street from flooding.

“If they saw a catch basin that had a little bit of snow, they could push that to the side, but what they want to do is watch out for any overhanging hazards. With the ice storm that came around Saturday, it compromised quite a few trees,” said Melysa Slavkovsky, Eugene Public Works spokesperson.

Springfield says its crews are clearing debris from storm drains as they remove trees from streets.

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