Road Plowing Questions Answered

EUGENE, Ore. — Almost a week after snow covered the Willamette Valley viewers are wondering why many roads haven’t been plowed. KEZI 9 News took viewer questions to the Eugene Public Works Incident Commander, Chris Girard. Girard says crews have been working 12-hour shifts to clear priority routes. He says the extreme cold weather is … Continue reading »

Corvallis Leaf Cleanup Campaign

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Public Works Department says leaves can become a source of water pollution, and it is asking residents not to place leaves in the streets. The vibrant fall colors are appearing everywhere throughout the Willamette Valley. But as those leaves fall, they start turning brown, and yard-owners are starting to get rid … Continue reading »

Police Launch Campaign for Road Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — The foot traffic is heavy every day downtown and at the University of Oregon. That’s why Eugene Police hit those busy streets with one message Tuesday. “There are certain rules out there that everybody has to abide by, and whether you’re a pedestrian, bicyclists or vehicle operator, if you abide by those … Continue reading »

Kids Try Out Jobs on Public Works Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene rolled out its big trucks and tractors for its 26th annual Public Works Day Thursday. Hundreds of kids headed to Roosevelt yard for a hands on lesson in what it takes to maintain the city. Armed with a safety vest, they went on a tour of what it … Continue reading »

Public Works Enforces Sign Code

EUGENE, Ore. – The warm weather during the past couple of weeks has caused an influx of illegally placed signs. Lane County Public Works reminds residents to be aware of their garage, estate and yard sale signs as it prepares for roadside maintenance activities. Improperly placed signs could interfere with maintenance work. They can also be … Continue reading »

Kids Explore Public Works Careers

By Kelsey Card EUGENE, Ore. — Street sweepers and a fire truck — they’re machines Eugene Public Works crews get to use every day. But Thursday, about fifteen-hundred local kids got a chance to sit behind the wheel or do a little climbing during the 21st Annual Public Works Day. Local schools and organizations say they … Continue reading »

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