Wind Damages Power Lines

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wind knocked out power for tens of thousands of people in Oregon and Northern California. Fire crews and Pacific Power teams had to deal with downed trees crushing power lines and damaging property. Representatives with Pacific Power say they had every single crew available working to restore power throughout the day. The Rogue … Continue reading »

Tree Service Crews Busy Cleaning

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are busy trying to get things back to normal Sunday after a wind storm ripped through the Willamette Valley this weekend. Crews have been busy, mostly picking up debris and trimming tree limbs. They say that’s typical for this time of year. They say although there has been a significant amount … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wind gusts as fast as 52 miles-an-hour blew through stormy Newport Wednesday morning, clearing the beaches and filling the bay with returning boats. Boats are tied up along the docks throughout coastal cities, while fishermen wait for the storm to pass before they can go back out to sea. “Today’s a day where … Continue reading »

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 »

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