Public Works crews worked through the night following Wednesday’s ice storm, but roads will still be slick for the morning commute.
Staff sanded the roads and applied deicer on priority routes, overpasses and bridge decks throughout the city. However, temperatures remained below freezing overnight, creating icy conditions. Turn lanes and neighborhood streets may still be slick and treacherous. Drivers are urged to stay home and avoid going out. For tips on how to drive safely in cold or rainy weather, go to eugene-or.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2732.
More than two dozen Public Works Maintenance, Parks and Open Space and Urban Forestry staff worked overnight night responding to the massive cleanup effort following the ice storm. There were hundreds of reports of downed limbs and trees, including some trees that damaged homes and cars. Damage assessments will continue today. Cleanup will likely take several weeks.
Use extreme caution with downed trees and do not cut trees with power lines or wires in them. It’s difficult to tell when power lines are live. Lines that don’t have power can suddenly be turned on as line crews are out working to restore power.
If you need public works assistance, call Public Works at 541-682-4800. Please only call 9-1-1 for immediate life, health and safety emergencies or hazards.
Public Works is working with EWEB to help locate downed power lines. To report a power outage, call EWEB at 844-484-2300.
Eugene Public Works has activated its Emergency Command Center (ECC). It will operate through the duration of the event.