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Posted on: February 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] February 26: Inclement Weather Updates

City of Eugene Public Works crews remain focused on plowing down to the pavement the priority snow routes one, two and three. Roughly half of all streets in Eugene fall into one of these categories and they can be seen by visiting www.eugene-or.gov/snow. Sanding is happening only on very high priority areas such as steep hills with safety concerns and intersections.


Tree crews are continuing to identify and remove hazards in the public right-of-way as their top priority. The public is asked to call 541-682-4800 to report downed trees along streets and in medians. If a tree has been tagged with white paint on its trunk, it has already been identified by staff and does not need to be reported.


Homeowners are asked to keep in mind that they are responsible for cleaning up and disposing of privately owned trees and should not place privately owned tree debris in the right-of-way. Debris needs to stay on the homeowners property and not be placed near or past the sidewalk. People can also help by clearing a path on the sidewalks in front of their property, as required by City code.


The City’s ice/snow emergency declaration remains in effect. The emergency declaration means all vehicles must be removed from designated snow emergency routes. The City’s ice/snow ordinance prohibits parking along streets designated as snow emergency routes while a snow/ice emergency is in effect. Typically, emergency routes are collectors, arterials, and bus routes.


Listen to local radio and television stations for regular updates.  If you have questions about which streets are emergency routes and subject to the parking ban, call 682-4800, or visit www.eugene-or.gov/snow


To check driving conditions, including traffic cameras along highways and streets, go to TripCheck.com.


Closure Updates

The following City of Eugene programs and services are affected by the inclement weather on Tuesday, February 26. Please check back for updates. 


Library, Recreation and Cultural Services

  • Recreation
    • Sheldon and Echo Hollow Pools will open at noon.
    • Sheldon Community Center, Amazon Community Center and the River House will open at noon.
    • The Campbell, Hilyard, and Petersen Barn Community Centers will be closed today. 
    • All Rec programming is canceled for the day. 
  • Library
    • The downtown Eugene Public Library is open during regular hours. Kids programming will happen, as scheduled. 
    • Sheldon and Bethel branch libraries are closed.


Meetings

  • The 7 p.m. Neighborhood Leaders Council meeting has been canceled. 


Parks 

Multiple tree crews are responding to downed trees across the city. The following parks are closed due to the possibility of tree failures:

  • Hendricks Park
  • Ridgeline Park System
  • Skinner Butte 

The public is advised to use extreme caution near trees in all parks. In addition, tree crews are moving throughout Eugene responding to over 100 tree hazards. 


Planning and Development

  • The City of Eugene Atrium Building is open with limited services.
  • The Permit Information Center is open during normal business hours. 
  • Inspectors will go on visits, as road conditions allow. 
  • Code Compliance staff are in the office, but are not making visits. 


Spay and Neuter Clinic

  • The City of Eugene Spay and Neuter clinic is closed for surgery on Tuesday, February 26.  
  • Staff will be calling to reschedule today's surgery appointments as soon as possible.

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