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 »

OSP Responding to Crashes

EUGENE, Ore. — When you combine snow which fell all day, and now the freezing rain it makes for really dangerous driving conditions. It’s been another day of crashes around the Willamette Valley, one car lost control on North Game Farm Road and slid off into a ditch. Oregon State police say it happened around … Continue reading »

Crews Continue Clearing Roads

SPRINGFIELD/EUGENE, Ore. — This storm started with some fluffy snow, but there’s now freezing rain and ice in the mix. Eugene and Springfield Public Works crews say this time around, temperatures are a bit warmer than the December snow storm. This is allowing their plows and de-icers to still be effective, but they do have … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Gets Hit Hard By Snow

HARRISBURG, Ore. – There were reports that Harrisburg saw more than a foot of snow on Friday. Not a lot of people were out on the roads, or out playing in the snow, but KEZI 9 News Reporter Cyd Dutcher did catch up with a few brave souls, trying to take advantage of the snow … 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 »

UPDATE: One Lane Open on I-5 South

UPDATE from ODOT (12:58 p.m.) : One lane is now open on southbound I-5, three miles north of Albany. However, there are long lines of vehicles waiting to travel after a series of multiple vehicle crashes earlier. Motorists should avoid travel on I-5 from Albany to Eugene. While a single lane has been reopened, there … Continue reading »

Berg’s Sends First Bus to Mt. Hood

EUGENE, Ore. — The owner of Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop in Eugene says they’ve have to make some major adjustments this year, because of the lack of snow. Willamette Pass has just announced it’s doing a partial opening on Friday, but Berg’s won’t send a bus up there this weekend. Instead, they’re sending a … Continue reading »

$100 K Bill For Corvallis Snow Cleanup

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Public Works Department of Corvallis spent about $100,000 during last week’s storm – a large dent in its annual budget. Corvallis saw snow on the ground for a week, but as Mary Steckel, the Public Works Director explains, it was a dry snow that became compact when stepped or driven on. … Continue reading »

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