Traffic Costs Commuters Time and Money

EUGENE, Ore. — Commuters are losing money and spending more time on the road due to the heavy traffic. A study analyzing traffic data ranked Eugene in the top 100 American cities for bad traffic. When it comes to freeway traffic, Eugene was ranked in the top 70 cities. According to the study, the average … Continue reading »

Arrest in Freeway Overpass Rock Throw

RICE HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police have made an arrest in the case from November of last year in which a man allegedly threw a rock off of an I-5 overpass and hit a passing car. The suspect arrested is Mathew McKinney, 19, of Sutherlin. On Nov. 26, 2012, police say McKinney threw a … Continue reading »

Two Taken to Hospital After Truck Flips

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Wet roads may have contributed to an accident that sent two people to the hospital in Springfield. A white Ford pickup was heading west bound on McKenzie Drive and lost control, flipping the truck. The driver and passenger both been taken to a hospital, but KEZI 9 News is unsure of their status at this time. … Continue reading »

EPD Performs Downtown Traffic Sting

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is concerned about some recent pedestrian fatality accidents, and that’s why officers staged a traffic sting Thursday. Bicycle officers focused on Broadway around Willamette and Olive streets. Officers say they notice a lot of people rolling through stop signs and not stopping at them altogether, both bikes and … Continue reading »

More Traffic than Usual Expected on I-5

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department on Transportation (ODOT) are reminding drivers to be ready for heavy traffic on Saturday. Both Oregon State University and the University of Oregon have home football games this weekend; but unlike other weekends, both away teams are from Washington Oregon State University is set … Continue reading »

LCC Traffic Issues Return

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College students are back in class, which means roads around the area are back in high use, causing some congestion for campus drivers. If you are an LCC student or just a commuter around the college area, you might want to start your daily driving routine a little earlier than … Continue reading »

Traffic Alert: Broken Water Main

EUGENE, Ore. — A water main broke at the intersection of 18th Ave. and Pearl St. It happened early Thursday morning, leaving 34 E-WEB customers without water. Crews will be working to fix the pipe all morning and possibly into the afternoon, so drivers are encouraged to avoid that area if possible.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 126

HIGHWAY 126, Ore. — Oregon State Police are trying to figure out why a Redmond man veered his motorcycle into oncoming traffic, causing a deadly crash. Troopers say Gary Gerig was part of a group of bikers headed east on 126 when he went into the westbound lane. A car hit Gerig, killing him. The … Continue reading »

Raw: HWY 126 Open After Crash

You can view raw footage of the crash, cleanup and sound from crews above.   EUGENE, Ore. — Highway 126 at Greenhill Rd. has been opened after a crash sent a woman to the hospital this morning. Crews were working to get the road open and clear of the 100 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled … Continue reading »

Driver Critically Injured in I-5 Crash

RICE HILL, Ore. — A Coquille man is in a Springfield hospital after crashing his car along I-5 Wednesday night. Oregon State Police say Leo McClure was near Rice Hill headed south when he veered onto the shoulder. Troopers say McClure then overcorrected, hit an embankment, caught air and landed on its roof. A Life … Continue reading »

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