$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 »

Residents Avoiding Slick Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — The city is asking residents to avoid the slick roads if possible. Residents in Eugene say they’re happy to stay home and avoid the roads, especially those living in the south hills neighborhoods. Residents were outside walking and doing other snow related activities but they say that’s about all they’re going to … Continue reading »

Power Pole Snaps Overnight Due to Cold

EUGENE, Ore. —   EWEB crews worked to restore electricity Sunday morning after a power pole broke overnight in Eugene. It happened near the intersection of Coburg Road and Crescent Avenue.  An EWEB spokesperson says the pole broke at about 1:20 a.m. and knocked out power for 261 customers. “I think the anchor failed, due to the … Continue reading »

Many Not Enjoying Cold Temperatures

EUGENE, Ore. — There weren’t many cars out on the roads Saturday morning. Even the downtown bus stop that’s usually bustling with foot traffic looked more like a ghost town. For a small group waiting to catch a bus, everyone layered up to prepare for the cold. “I have two pairs of socks, good boots, … Continue reading »

Ice-Snow Emergency Declared

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene Public Works has declared an ice-snow emergency effective immediately. During ice-snow emergencies, on street parking on priority transportation routes is banned. For a map of those streets, click here. Thursday night, crews de-iced roadways, and they are currently plowing and sanding. The leaf collection is temporarily suspended and Public Works anticipates being … Continue reading »

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