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Eugene Public Works Declares Ice-Snow Emergency

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EUGENE, Ore — Eugene Public Works declares an ice-snow emergency due to the freezing rain and impact of wide-spread downed trees.
During ice-snow emergencies, on street parking on priority transportation routes is banned. The ban allows emergency vehicles and snow-removal equipment to travel safely on roadways to respond to emergency situations. Public Works has nine trucks dedicated to making the streets passable and will focus on priority routes.
Officials said a significant amount of ice has formed on trees, causing branches to sag or break altogether. Public works crews need access in the public right-of-way to manage the debris and clear the road.
The cold snap is expected to last into the weekend with temperatures dipping into the mid-20’s. Already stressed trees will continue to bear a heavier load, making it challenging for vehicles. People are advised to stay home and off of the roads.

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