Speed a Factor in Sanitation Truck Crash

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Police have released new information about Tuesday’s rollover crash involving a sanitation truck near Cottage Grove. Investigators say speed was a factor in the wreck, which happened on Row River Road near Sears Road. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was going too fast when he failed to negotiate … Continue reading »

Sewage Spills Onto Roadway

NEAR COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Hazmat crews cleaned up a spill after a sanitation truck, carrying 1,000 gallons of sewage tipped over, spilling sewage and supplies on the roadway. The truck’s driver was rushed to the hospital, after he crashed on Row River Road, near Sears Road outside of Cottage Grove. South Lane Fire and … Continue reading »

Reedsport Fined for Sewage Leak

REEDSPORT, Ore. — The City of Reedsport is facing major fines to the tune of $2,000. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued the fines after they say the city released raw sewage into Providence Creek. They also cited the city for not telling the public in a timely manner. The leak was caused by … Continue reading »

Dexter Lake Sewage Spill Reported to DEQ

LOWELL, Ore. — The public works department in Lowell has turned in its report to the DEQ on this weekend’s raw sewage spill at Dexter Lake. Public Works says the groundwater from the snow and rain overwhelmed the pumps Saturday morning. A back-up pump came on Sunday morning. But somewhere between Saturday night and Sunday … Continue reading »

Sewage Main Break Floods Street

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A sewage main break Thursday morning in Junction City flooded the street and forced people to find different ways to get to work and school. Crews say that the main break is so deep they’ll be working on it for much of the day. Around 7 a.m., public works was called … Continue reading »

Sewage Leaks in Junction City Ditch

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Public Works crews are replacing a pipe that broke and caused sewage to leak Tuesday morning. Crews were called at about 8:45 a.m. to the ditch that runs north along Rose Street at 13th Avenue where the sewage was leaking. They don’t have an estimated time of when they will be … Continue reading »

Tenant: “I Just Can’t Live with That”

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — You never really know what you’re getting with most rentals until you spend a few days or weeks inside. It took two weeks for a Springfield couple to realize the home they rented wasn’t suitable to live in. On the outside, 146 South 15th Street looks fine. Maybe a bit of a … Continue reading »