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 »

Parents React to School Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — As students prepared to return to class Friday morning, parents reacted to all of the lost school days. Classes were cancelled for up to five days in the 4J, Bethel and Springfield school districts. Representatives say it’s the most consecutive snow days they’ve ever seen. All of the cancellations were due to … Continue reading »

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 »

City Already $30,000 Over Snow Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s Public Works Department is already $30,000 over its budget for snow removal costs this year. The department has spent over $90,000 on labor, supplies, and equipment. Crews were out in full force Tuesday, making the most of the slightly warmer temperatures that turned some of the snow into slush for the … Continue reading »

Third Snow Day for Many Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Local schools districts have been monitoring weather conditions all day, and some are already calling another snow day. 4J, Bethel, Springfield, Fern Ridge and Pleasant Hill are just a few schools who’ve already announced closures for Tuesday. District administrators say they usually make the decisions in the morning, after they’ve assessed 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 »

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