First Wintry Blast Causes Slick Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — An early taste of winter has proven deadly in Oregon. Roads in Portland and further east remain snow covered, with more ice on the way. In the southern Willamette Valley which is too warm for snow, those rain gauges are full and the roadways are tricky to navigate. Drivers are dealing with … Continue reading »

First Snowfall of the Season

NEAR WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The Central Cascades saw the first snowfall of the season Saturday night, but the snow is already starting to melt. Road conditions along Highway 58 remained slick Sunday – but not icy. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 4,000 feet until 5 p.m. Sunday, but … Continue reading »

Corvallis Schools Making Up Snow Days

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis schools are making up lost snow days – one minute at a time. Schools lost eight days of class time from snow days this school year, and by Oregon law, it is required to make up a certain number of hours for elementary and secondary schools. Because of a 14-hour emergency … Continue reading »

Cost of Winter Storm Climbs

EUGENE, Ore. — The past weekend’s storm comes on the heels of December’s storm, but this one could be more costly. In fact, cuts could be made to pay for it. The latest storm was shorter than December’s storm but it was more intense. The amount of snow the area got over the past weekend … Continue reading »

The Big Corvallis Snow Melt

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  The snow is starting to melt in Corvallis, which means all the main streets in town are pretty clear, but Public Works crews are keeping an eye out for minor flooding. The Public Works Department says crews are now working on plowing streets in residential areas. “We have been plowing continuously for … Continue reading »

Auto Body Shops See Rise in Business

EUGENE, Ore. — While many businesses suffered during the storm, it revved up sales for others. The owner of Downtown Automotive Center in Eugene says a number of people brought in their vehicles for emergency repairs over the weekend and he expects it to be a busy couple of weeks. They saw lots of problems … 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 »

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 »

Thursday-Friday Snow Totals

All totals are from the National Weather Service. Snow totals will most likely vary from your totals. FRIDAY ONLY TOTALS: Marys Peak: 14″ Keizer: 8″ Albany: 6″ Santiam Pass: 6″ Halsey: 5″ Lebanon: 4.5″ West Linn: 4″ Brownsville: 4″ THURSDAY-FRIDAY TOTALS: Corvallis: 12-16″ Philomath: 12″ Eugene: 9″ Brownsville: 4″ Send in your snowfall or ice … Continue reading »

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