Public Work Crews Continue Clearing Roads


EUGENE, Ore. – Trees and debris on the ground have been a common scene throughout Eugene the last couple of days. Eugene Public Work crews continued to clean roadways for downed trees early Friday morning and many said this is the worst they have ever seen. They said the reason there are so many trees

Lane County Commissioners Approve Local Emergency Declaration


EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Commissioners are moving forward with ice storm clean-up efforts. The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved a local emergency declaration Friday morning. This does not change clean-up efforts currently underway. The declaration will set the legal ground work to request emergency funds from the state, so the county can potentially

Closures and Delays for Dec. 16


  Eugene/Spring/Rose/Alb/Corv Emergency Reports for Fri. Dec. 16 – 6:43 am   Transportation (1) • Lane Transit District – Buses on snow routes. 6:30 A.M. The following routes are on detour due to hazardous road conditions and closures: 1, 24, 27, 28, 40, 51, 73, 76, 92, 98. For more details: or @LaneTransit UPDATE Posted: Fri. 16th, 06:28 AM • ODOT: Valley,

Eugene Home Goes Up in Flames


EUGENE, Ore. – A fire destroyed a home in Eugene Thursday afternoon. Fire officials said the cause of the blaze on the 1800 block of Pierce Street is under investigation. The owner, who was the only person in the house, was able to get out unharmed. Keith Perry, a passerby, said he called 911 after

Majority of the Country Seeing Freezing Temperatures


(CNN) -The majority of the country will see freezing temperatures by the end of the weekend, and many northern states will get a blanket of snow. The same storm that walloped Oregon Wednesday is moving east towards the Great Lakes and will likely reach New England by Saturday. Here’s what you can expect:• Nearly 80%

Eugene Public Works Declares Ice-Snow Emergency


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

Driver Escapes From Submerged Car


EUGENE, Ore — Eugene Police responded to a report of a car submerged in a pond on Northwest Expressway. Police shutdown Northwest Expressway Thursday morning from the Maxwell Connector to Cornwall so that emergency personnel could tow the vehicle out of Booth Kelly Pond. The initial call came in around 8:45 a.m. of a vehicle

Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect


EUGENE, Ore. — Police are searching for the suspect of an armed robbery. They said a man entered the Best Western on Franklin Boulevard at about 4:20 a.m. on Thursday. Police said he used a handgun to demand cash from the employee. They said the suspect then ran eastbound with the cash. Police were not able

Douglas County Experiences Major Flooding after Wednesday Storms


ROSEBURG, Ore. — Constant rain on Wednesday led to the Umpqua River rising out of its’ banks, covering parks and roads with water. Roseburg Public Works Director Nikki Messenger said similar flooding happened last year, and destroyed the half-shell in Stewart Park. Many people are hoping that’s not the case again this year. “I hope not

Warming Centers Will Activate Thursday


EUGENE, Ore. – The Warming Centers are opening on Thursday with the temperatures expected to drop below 30 degrees.Below are the locations of warming centers in the area:-First Christian 1166 Oak, open for guests at 9pm (pets allowed) -Central Lutheran 18th and Potter opens for guests at 7pm for over 65 and severely physically fragile

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