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Posted on: December 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ice snow emergency declared in Eugene

Plow pushes snow

Updated December 28, 2021 - 6:30 a.m,

Overnight temperatures into Wednesday stayed above freezing for most of the night. Over the past 24-hours, crews have continued to clear center and turn lanes, expanded clearing efforts in the South Hills and Hendricks Park area. Crews also cleared snow and ice from the Ruth Bascom system, East Alton Baker and parts of the Fern Ridge Path. Continued clearing efforts on shared-use paths today will include the West Beltline Path, Fern Ridge Path and Jessen Path. 

Be prepared for potential slick spots, especially with temperatures expected to start falling around mid-day. 

The City of Eugene ice/snow emergency remains in effect. The emergency declaration means all vehicles must be removed immediately from designated snow emergency routes

The City declared the emergency due to accumulating snow on city streets and hazardous conditions. 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.

The ordinance gives the City the authority to tow vehicles parked or stranded along emergency routes. By banning parking, the City is able to ensure that emergency vehicles, buses, and other essential traffic can move safely around town, and that parked and stalled vehicles do not hamper snow removal operation. The parking ban will remain in effect until further notification. 

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