EUGENE, Ore. — This week’s record rainfall is why the University of Oregon was pretty much a water park Monday night, according to the city of Eugene.
Students and cars waded through more than a foot of standing water.
It got almost as bad the next day, especially around 1 p.m. when the rain was dumping there.
UO maintenance crews said they cleared the basin before the streets around 18th Avenue near Agate Street flooded, thanks to leaves blocking the drains that had to be scooped and shifted to make way for all the water that continued to collect.
“This is the worst I’ve seen. We work here at this apartment complex at and I’ve never seen it like this,” said Jimmy Miranda, UO Maintenance.
Crews will continue to check on the drains in low ground areas periodically to make sure flooding doesn’t get any worse.
Until then, residents are advised to keep an eye on that part of campus and drive slowly.