Lightning Sparks Tree Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Residents at an assisted living facility in Corvallis woke up to the sound of lightning striking a tree, then catching fire early Friday morning. “I was very asleep,” said resident Myles Myers. “And then I woke up to what I thought was a grenade going off outside my window.” Myers woke up … Continue reading »

Storm Damages Wildlife Refuge Cages

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A wildlife refuge is fundraising to repair two essential bird cages that collapsed during last week’s snow storm. The Chintimini Wildlife Center cares for approximately 1,000 animals every year, and has three flight cages that it uses for its rehabilitation efforts to help injured or orphaned birds prepare to go back into … Continue reading »

Cost of Winter Storm Climbs

EUGENE, Ore. — The past weekend’s storm comes on the heels of December’s storm, but this one could be more costly. In fact, cuts could be made to pay for it. The latest storm was shorter than December’s storm but it was more intense. The amount of snow the area got over the past weekend … Continue reading »

Auto Body Shops See Rise in Business

EUGENE, Ore. — While many businesses suffered during the storm, it revved up sales for others. The owner of Downtown Automotive Center in Eugene says a number of people brought in their vehicles for emergency repairs over the weekend and he expects it to be a busy couple of weeks. They saw lots of problems … 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 »

15 Inches of Snow in Corvallis So Far

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Some people living in Corvallis say they feel like they are in the bullseye of the winter storm, and Public Works crews are working around the clock to keep the roads safe. As of Friday evening, Corvallis had at least 15 inches of snow on the ground. “Our plowing actions haven’t resulted … Continue reading »

Cities Clean Up After Storm

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local utility and public works crews say the first big storm of the season wasn’t so bad. While the weekend did see a few downed trees and outages here and there, both the cities of Springfield and Eugene say the damage, if any, was mild. In Springfield, public works only got one … Continue reading »

Winter Storm Hurts Charities

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Last week’s snow storm also had a freezing effect on local charities, and now they are reaching out for help. The bell ringers are out in Corvallis and Albany, but the Salvation Army is down thousands of dollars from where it was last year. The nonprofit relies on its red kettle donations … 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 »

Corvallis Snow Update

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Parts of Corvallis are seeing at least eight inches of snow, and as the temperatures continue to drop, the roads are getting worse. For kids and pets that means cancelled school and lots of play time. But for people trying to get to work that means hazardous travel. On Friday morning, Corvallis Police … Continue reading »

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