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Posted on: February 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Prepares Ahead of Possible Winter Storm

Eugene Public Works is ready for another winter storm, which could create slick conditions ahead of the Thursday morning commute. Weather forecasts are calling for freezing rain in the Eugene area, which may happen as early as 6 a.m. 

“Drivers should check weather and road conditions before heading out Thursday morning,” said Kris Olson, current Incident Commander. “Conditions can quickly deteriorate and our recent weather should serve as a good reminder about the importance of preparedness.”

To prepare for the storm, Public Works crews on Wednesday modified ice storm debris cleanup operations. They reconfigured six trucks to be used for sanding and de-icing operations. As the storm moves through, staff will focus on priority routes, including bridges and overpasses. Click here to find a map of priority routes. Slick conditions could persist through the weekend.

Drivers are urged to use caution when snow and ice is on the ground. It’s important to slow down and allow extra time to make it to your destination.

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