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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Ice-Snow Emergency Declaration Lifted

Eugene Public Works has lifted the ice-snow emergency declaration. Now that most of the ice and snow has melted, crews have returned to normal operating hours. People can now legally park their vehicles on priority transportation routes.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and help as we worked through the extended ice and snow events,” said Public Works Incident Commander Kevin Foerstler. “With the public’s help and participation, this declaration allows us to better clear our priority routes and get the community moving again.”

Public Works would like to remind property owners that they are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property. Property owners can be held responsible for damages and injuries caused by unsafe conditions on sidewalks abutting their property.

For more information on Eugene’s snow response and transportation routes, go to https://www.eugene-or.gov/snow.

Public Works crews will now turn their attention back to debris cleanup from last month’s devastating ice storm. Starting tomorrow, they’ll be back in neighborhoods picking up leaves, downed trees, and branches in the public right-of-way. A map of their progress can be found by clicking here. Crews are only moving through neighborhoods one time.

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