So far today all departures and arrivals at the Eugene Airport have been cancelled due to freezing rain. Afternoon flights are still scheduled, but airlines will make the determination to fly or not based on weather conditions. Up to date flight information is at http://www.flyEUG.com.
Power lines and trees are down across the county and Central Lane 9-1-1 is being flooded with calls. In order to keep the lines free for immediate life and safety calls, please only call 9-1-1 if you have an immediate emergency or immediate hazard. If you require public works assistance, call the non emergency line at 541.682.5111.
Public Works is plowing deep slush from priority routes. Very slick roads, especially in higher elevations. Reports of down trees and limbs are being responded to if they are in the right of way.
The Downtown Eugene Public Library and the Sheldon Branch library plan to be open regular hours and Hult performances will be held as scheduled today. The Bethel Branch Library and Sheldon Pool are closed.
Regular Saturday hours for the Downtown Public Library are 10 am – 6 pm; the Sheldon Branch Saturday hours are 10 am- 4 pm. Many library services are available onling: http://www.eugene-or.gov/library.
The Show will go on at the Hult Center. Performances of Boz Scaggs and Ballet Fantastique, both at 7:30 tonight, are currently expected to be held as scheduled. Call 541-682-5000 for updates.
The Bethel Branch library and Sheldon Pool are closed today. Echo Hollow Pool is ordinarilyy closed on Saturdays.
In the meantime, the City of Eugene advises everyone to exercise caution when moving about outdoors. Roads and sidewalks are slick.
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. To view a map of priority routes, go to http://www.eugene-or.gov/snow.