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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 de-icer truck got hit by a passing car on Interstate 5 on Friday morning. ODOT photo
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.
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»Play Video The Eugene Service Station on Highway 99 in Eugene
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.
Edwardo Flores Rosales (left) and Elizabeth Romero
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old Kennewick girl who police believe was kidnapped by a man who may be taking her to Mexico.
A 48-year-old man is missing near Oakridge, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.
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