Ski Enthusiasts Swap Gear

EUGENE, Ore. — It hardly feels like winter outside, but perhaps this will help. It’s time for the 44th annual Eugene Ski Swap. On Thursday, ski and snowboard enthusiasts will begin dropping off goods at the Lane County Fairgrounds. The swap itself is Friday through Sunday. It’s a great way for families to score bargains … Continue reading »

Late-Season Snow Hits McKenzie Bridge

MCKENZIE BRIDGE, Ore. — It’s hard to believe temperatures in the 80s forced a lot of residents to turn on our air-conditioning just last week. Now, the snow is back. McKenzie Bridge got a dusting of snow by around noon Wednesday. “I’m never surprised when it snows here. Yeah, this is late,” said Florence resident … Continue reading »

Father, Son Found Safe near Mt. Bachelor

BEND, Ore. — A father and son were found safe near Mt. Bachelor after they were reported missing Monday. Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies say 40-year-old Eric Abney and his 13-year-old son left Sunday morning to go snowmobiling toward Mt. Bachelor. When they didn’t return, their family members called 911. Deputies found Abney’s vehicle and snowmobile … Continue reading »

ODOT Prepares for Coming Storms

EUGENE, Ore. — We might see some flakes here in the Willamette Valley. The passes will be a completely different story. ODOT crews are already working to make sure the roads are as safe as can be for weekend travelers. ODOT plows filled up on sand Thursday to get ready for a big change in … Continue reading »

Drivers Battle the Snow Over the Passes

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The Cascades passes were blanketed in white Monday and Tuesday. Willamette Pass got about 18 inches and Santiam Pass around 28 inches. Just last week, the area near Willamette Pass was experiencing relatively warm and dry weather, but that all changed come Sunday night when the temperatures dropped below freezing and … Continue reading »

More Valley Snow Expected

EUGENE, Ore. — A majority of Lane County woke up to white Thursday morning after a rain-snow mix covered most of the valley late Wednesday night into the morning. The snow totaled half an inch in some spots by 8 a.m. Thursday. At the passes, it nearly totaled a foot. With more wintry weather on … Continue reading »

McKenzie District Closes Schools

BLUE RIVER, Ore. — Even though plows kept Highway 126 clear of snow, most of the rural roads in the spread-out McKenzie School District were pretty treacherous Wednesday morning. That’s why administrators made the call to cancel school. Students in the McKenzie School District got a couple extra days of Winter Break. School was closed … Continue reading »

Accidents Strike South Hills

EUGENE, Ore. — For those who live in the South Hills of Eugene, the early-morning commute was a bit of a challenge. Eugene Police say they dealt with at least a half a dozen accidents. Up at the intersection of Timberline and Warren, a car slid into a parked car, knocking it off an embankment … Continue reading »

Local Tire Companies Busy

EUGENE, Ore. — Local tire companies say these winter conditions are keeping them busy. The Goodyear on 7th Avenue in downtown Eugene says when the first snowfall hits, it sees about 50 percent more customers coming in to pick up seasonal tires. Many are chaining up for the passes as well. “Soon as there’s snow … Continue reading »

Public Works Responds to Snow

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Public Works had all hands on deck when the snow started Monday night and will do the same Tuesday evening. It’s the first valley snowfall of the winter. Public Works says the weather didn’t warrant a snow ice emergency that usually happens when there is an inch or more of accumulation. … Continue reading »

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