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.
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.
Imagine a map of Oregon.
Now draw a line from Newport east to Corvallis and up the Cascades to Santiam Pass.
If you live above that line, you might see snow flurries Thursday night and Friday.
If you live below that line, get ready to see some snow stick and stack up on the ground.
Climate records for Eugene date back to 1892.
And so far this week, December 4 and December 5 have set new record low temperatures.