DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Police say a 40-foot pine tree blew onto the hood of a car on Highway 230 in southeast Douglas County Saturday morning. The Grants Pass woman driving the car lost control and struck another pine tree off the highway. Kristen Daniels, 42, went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday’s wind storm is keeping utility crews busy across western Oregon. EWEB is responding to multiple outages in Eugene and the McKenzie River Valley. Crews say most of the outages are in the Thurston, Hayden Bridge and Walterville areas with many other scattered spots in their service area as well. About 1,600 … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon maintenance crews are busy clearing leaves from catch basins and gutters, after water worked its way into some campus buildings during Monday’s rains. Water flooded into about 10 buildings on campus during the heavy downpour. Tuesday, crews were out again preparing campus for the upcoming wet weather. They cleared … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend’s ice storm caused thousands of dollars of damage at the Cascade Raptor Center, causing it to close its gate so that staff and volunteers can clean the mess. The birds at the Raptor center were calm Wednesday afternoon, but that wasn’t the case Saturday. “It was scary up here. It … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The ice accumulating on tree branches was too much for a lot of trees around town to handle. “We heard just this large crack and shattering as it hit the ground and that’s the piece that came down in the driveway and took out our pickup truck and part of our house,” … Continue reading »