Record Setting Cold

METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION: Temperatures starting near freezing this morning along I-5 and near 40 degrees along the coast. It’s also a foggy start to the weekend; once the fog breaks, skies will remain mostly cloudy as a storm pushes in the clouds. Sunday will start off with the fog and then transition to … Continue reading »

Power Pole Snaps Overnight Due to Cold

EUGENE, Ore. —   EWEB crews worked to restore electricity Sunday morning after a power pole broke overnight in Eugene. It happened near the intersection of Coburg Road and Crescent Avenue.  An EWEB spokesperson says the pole broke at about 1:20 a.m. and knocked out power for 261 customers. “I think the anchor failed, due to the … Continue reading »

Drivers Rush to Buy Traction Tires

EUGENE, Ore. — The slick roads around town caused many drivers to invest in some snow tires and chains Friday. Customers lined up to get their hands on some new traction tires and chains. “I’m getting chains because the weather’s pretty bad, and I’ve got to do some driving tonight. I do volunteer work with … Continue reading »

Plow Drivers Focus on Trouble Spots

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s all hands on deck for Eugene Public Works on snowy days like Friday. Our KEZI 9 News meteorologists are predicting this is the last of the snowfall, which is a good thing for public works crews, providing some much-needed relief. They’ve been working nonstop all day. “Already you can see we … Continue reading »

De-Icer Truck Involved in I-5 Crash

AZALEA, Ore. — An ODOT de-icer truck, working to keep roads safe, was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on northbound I-5 is south of Azalea in Southern Oregon. ODOT says vehicles passing in the fast lane lost control and struck the de-icer truck. ODOT asks drivers to use extreme caution in the current winter conditions … Continue reading »

UPDATE: I-5 Open South of Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Parts of Interstate 5 reopened at 8 a.m. Friday morning, after a semi fire and snow flurries closed all lanes of traffic. ODOT says the crash happened about 14 miles south of Cottage Grove early Friday morning. Northbound traffic was turned around at exit 136 (Sutherlin) and southbound traffic was rerouted … Continue reading »

Overturned Semi Blocking Highway 126

UPDATE (10:50 A.M.) ODOT says OR 126 (Florence-Eugene Hwy.) remains closed approximately 4 miles east of Mapleton in Lane County, while an overturned semi is removed from the roadway. Tow vehicles are attempting to right the vehicle. ODOT says the highway is expected t o remain closed until noon or possibly later. MAPLETON, Ore. — An … Continue reading »

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