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Posted on: January 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Crews Continue to Clear Priority Routes, Watching Weather

Eugene Public Works continues to work around the clock clearing roads and have crews on standby in case trees and branches start to break and fall.

The freezing rain started in Eugene around 5 a.m. Crews continued to put down sand on priority routes and respond to slick spots throughout the day. However there are several layers of ice and snow on the road and people are urged to stay at home if possible.

The ice-snow emergency declaration remains in effect. The declaration bans parking on priority transportation routes and gives emergency vehicles, snow fighting equipment, and tree crews better access to the road. A map of priority routes can be found at www.eugene-or.gov/snow.  

This storm is predicted to bring freezing rain through early Sunday morning. This could bring down trees and power lines throughout the night. The public is asked to call 541-682-4800 to report downed trees or road issues. Only call 9-1-1 for immediate life and safety emergencies. To report a power outage, call EWEB at 844-484-2300.

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