The Westside Apostolic has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul and Food for Lane County to help local veterans.
For the last few years, the Hope Center has been targeting homeless servicemen and women and helping them get back on their feet.
Every Friday morning the facility opens its doors. On average, 50 to 80 guests take advantage of the free meal between 10 a.m. and noon.
An overturned semi truck blocked Highway 126 east of Mapleton on Friday morning.
Oregon DOT expected to close the highway in both directions while the semi is removed.
The closure could last up to 3 hours.
Motorists should plan an alternate route or delay travel to and from Florence until after noon, ODOT said.
Oregon State University will close its main campus in Corvallis at noon Fridday because of excessive snow that is becoming packed, creating hazardous conditions.
A forecast for temperatures down into the teens Friday night prompted university officials to close early.
Eugene Public Works has declared an ice-snow emergency, effective immediately, the City of Eugene said Friday morning.
During ice-snow emergencies, on-street parking on priority transportation routes is banned.
A car passing in the fast lane on Interstate 5 hit an Oregon DOT de-icer truck Friday, south of Azalea between Roseburg and Grants Pass.
First Coos Bay, then North Bend announced school closures Thursday night, not wanting to deal with forecast snow and ice on Friday.
As western Oregon woke up to snow, the closures kept on coming: schools, park districts and other organizations canceled programs as a winter storm turned an already record-cold fall white.
Winter weather snarled traffic on Interstate 5 between Eugene and Salem on Friday morning as snow fell across the region.
A Clark County woman's ordeal had many of us in tears just hearing about it. Caran Johnson tweeted about the crash on Interstate 205 in Vancouver Wednesday, warning other drivers about the backup. Then she learned, it was her husband who had died in the accident.
While Egan Warming Centers open during freezing nights, few shelters are available during frigid daytimes.
As a homeless senior, Thomas Rivas believes the services are imperative.
“This kind of weather, when it gets 15 degrees out, I’d be dead right now if I was outside. These people are God-sent, and they’re the best,” Rivas said.
The Eugene Service Station has been serving the community for 18 years. It’s open year-round from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to local adults.
A 48-year-old man is missing near Oakridge, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.