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Posted on: January 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Ready for Next Possible Winter Storm

For the fourth time in less than a month, Eugene Public Works is closely watching a storm system that could deliver snow and ice to the valley floor. Weather forecasts are calling for freezing temperatures to push into the Eugene area on the morning of Wednesday, January 11. Depending on the timing of the cold air moving into the area, Eugene could see another round of wintry conditions. This could again make the roads slick and dangerous. Drivers are urged to check conditions and use caution when heading out.

Public Works night crews will keep an eye on the road conditions through the night. There are also additional crews on standby if needed. They will de-ice, sand and plow as necessary, clearing priority routes ahead of the Wednesday morning commute. A map of priority routes can be found at https://www.eugene-or.gov/snow. For questions about Public Works’ response, call 541-682-4800.

Because ice from the last storm continues to melt as this new storm approaches, Public Works will keep the ice-snow declaration in place. If wintry conditions fail to materialize, the declaration could be lifted as early as Wednesday. Until then, community members are asked to move cars parked on priority transportation routes to allow emergency vehicles, and snow, ice and tree response vehicles to move safely.

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