Interview: EWEB Crews Restoring Power

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews have been working around the clock trying to get everyone back online. EWEB crews were out on Saratoga in southeast Eugene repairing downed lines in two different back yards. With no real room to put out basket cranes, linemen have to actually climb the poles to do the work. EWEB says … Continue reading »

LTD Bus Stuck in Snow

EUGENE, Ore. — Although much of the snow melted overnight, it was still rough going in some spots. A Lane Transit District bus got stuck in the snow on Coburg Road between Willakenzie Road and Cal Young Road Monday morning. It’s just one of a handful of buses that crews had to dig out. The … Continue reading »

Plow Truck Overturns on Highway

EUGENE, Ore. — A scary situation for a plow truck driver Sunday after his plow tipped over on I-105. ODOT said one of its plow truck drivers was plowing some slush from westbound 105 near the Delta Highway exit during the afternoon when he hit bare pavement. It caused his truck to flip over. Both … Continue reading »

Tree Companies Busy Cleaning Up Debris

EUGENE, Ore. — The ice accumulating on tree branches was too much for a lot of trees around town to handle. “We heard just this large crack and shattering as it hit the ground and that’s the piece that came down in the driveway and took out our pickup truck and part of our house,” … Continue reading »

EWEB Crews Work to Get Power Back On

EUGENE, Ore. — While much of the ice is gone, it has certainly left its mark. 5,900 Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) customers were still without power Sunday evening and it could be days before everything is back to normal. EWEB says crews have been working around the clock for at least the last … Continue reading »

Residents Travel by Bus in Snow

SPRINGFIELD/EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday was day three of the February winter storm and public works crews continue to encourage folks to stay off the roads. But if you were itching to get out and up to taking on the icy, slushy mess out there, you didn’t have to do it on your own. While many … Continue reading »

Drivers Struggle With Icy Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — Many local drivers said they’re struggling with the current driving conditions. Drivers said once the freezing rain started falling, getting behind the wheel became even more dangerous, compared to the last two days. Some said once they get home from work, their only plan is to stay inside. “Just slow and steady. … Continue reading »

Ice Causes Problems for Public Works

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Public Works said the freezing rain caused a mess out on the roads. Crews sanded and plowed priority routes throughout the day, but they can no longer use de-icer because it doesn’t work in the rain. While crews tried to clear the roads, they’re asking drivers to wait out the storm … Continue reading »

Other Closures and Cancellations

Here is a list of other closures and cancellations in Western Oregon due to the winter storm for Friday, Feb. 7 (unless noted otherwise): ACT college entrance exam at South Eugene High School and Marist High School on Saturday: Canceled. A make-up date will be announced later next week.  Please contact www.actstudent.org if you have any questions. Albany … Continue reading »

Having Fun in the Snow

EUGENE, Ore. — With so many classes and events already cancelled for Friday, many were out taking advantage of the fresh snow. KEZI 9 News caught up with a group that broke out their sleds in north Eugene. They were all screams as they made their way down the hill. Even though there was a … Continue reading »

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