After plowing and sanding along I-5 through the night, ODOT crews reached bare pavement on the interstate in Linn and parts of Lane Counties.
The Eugene area isn't forecast to get above freezing until Tuesday at the earliest, meaning the 7 inches of snow that fell won't be melting any time soon.t be melting any time soon.
Eugene Police started the search for a 16-year-old after relatives said she left for a friend's house Friday night and didn't arrive by 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
Police officials later said that the teen was found safe and sound at a different friend's home.
Police urged motorists to stay home as crashes on snow-covered streets continued to plague city streets Friday.
At least 160 traffic crashes were called in to 911 between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m.
It was 'snow' going for some Friday morning as people across the Willamette Valley woke to find streets and roadways covered by a thick blanket of snow.
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.