Falling Branches Causing Hazards

EUGENE, Ore. — Calls poured in all day Saturday about heavy, ice-covered branches falling on cars, houses, and power lines. Many viewers were concerned about people’s safety. Andrew Traweek lives in the Whiteaker area of Eugene. He says a tree branch fell on his mother-in-law’s car Saturday morning. It broke the windshield and dented the … Continue reading »

Ice and Snow Emergency In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The snow is still thick and the roads are still slick. City crews in Eugene expect tomorrow’s commute to look much like today’s. The city is still under an ice and snow warning tonight because of the cold temperatures and layers of ice and packed snow frozen to the pavement. Public works … Continue reading »

Ice-Snow Emergency Declared

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene Public Works has declared an ice-snow emergency effective immediately. During ice-snow emergencies, on street parking on priority transportation routes is banned. For a map of those streets, click here. Thursday night, crews de-iced roadways, and they are currently plowing and sanding. The leaf collection is temporarily suspended and Public Works anticipates being … Continue reading »

OSP Responds to 50 Crashes

Oregon State Police responded to about 50 crashes Friday morning, all within a four-hour period.¬†Troopers blame icy roads and fog. “It was just basically one crash after the other,” said Trooper Tiffany Lynn. Lynn and her shift-mates were busy Friday morning, she says, thanks to black ice, fog, and low visibility. Albany troopers responded to … Continue reading »