When Betty Else heard her heating system making strange noises, she knew she had to act fast. While she only had to wait a few days for repairs, many Lane County residents are being forced to wait much longer.
Repair experts say the majority of furnace issues they’ve seen have to do with frozen drain lines or backup heating systems failing.
A section of the South Bank Bike Path that runs along the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Willamette River property will be closed until further notice due to safety concerns following a water main break that disturbed the rock and soil supporting the asphalt path.
With the lingering snowfall closing down schools, daycare and childcare services have been busy looking after an increased number of kids.
To combat the onset of cabin fever among the children, the YMCA's youth development director Holly Anderson has been working with caretakers to organize arts and crafts projects, dancing, swimming lessons and short snow excursions.
While many schools on Wednesday declared late starts or even closures for Thursday, the three largest local school districts - Eugene, Springfield and Bethel - said they would evaluate the situation on Thursday morning before making any decisions.