Eugene last registered above freezing on Wednesday, December 4.
Then Friday, December 6, happened: a forecast 1 to 3 inches of snow manifested as 8 inches down to the valley floor. | Photos of the December 6 snow
Temperatures plunged to record lows, preserving the fluffy stuff - and freezing civilization in place.
First Sunday night, then Monday night, then again Tuesday, school districts across the region made the unusual call to cancel the next day's classes a day ahead of time. | Current School Closures & Delays
On Wednesday night, many districts did it again. The three metro districts in town - Eugene, Springfield and Bethel - held off until early Thursday morning to make the call.
But again: No school.
So far, the December 6 snowfall has claimed 5 school days, give or take an in-service day or normal day off, depending on the district.
The motorists who have taken to the road in the days since have found ways to get around - or found themselves involved in ice-related fender benders.
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People passing by spotted a house fire and alerted the father and toddler daughter inside, who escaped to safety along with their pets.
Snow fell Friday, canceling school.
The temperature hasn't gone above freezing since, so the snow stuck around.
School was canceled again Monday.
There was no word yet as of 1 p.m. regarding Wednesday. | Current list of School Closures
The Oregon Department of Corrections is looking for an Oakland man who is a wanted sex offender.
The pipe didn't freeze, but the cold caused soil to shift, breaking a water main at 18th and Polk early Tuesday morning.
Eugene Water & Electric Board crews got the call at 2 a.m. and got to work digging in.
The investigation into a police traffic stop that turned deadly near a local high school last month is complete.
District Attorney Alex Gardner plans a 2 p.m. press conference Tuesday on the police shooting Nov. 20 outside Churchill High School.
The only survivor of a Jeep hit by a freight train Tuesday walked across the highway to a market for help after a collision that killed both his wife and older brother, who was driving the car.
The Egan Warming Centers will be open again tonight, and officials are asking for volunteers to help out.
Christmas trees are big business in Oregon.
But is the weather impacting sales?
According to the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, over 6 million pine trees were harvested in Oregon in 2013.
And while the frigid temperatures did slow down some industries, Christmas tree vendors in Lane County say they’ve seen a consistent stream of customers.
“We were worried before the storm, but it’s been pretty steady,” says Robert Ridings of Big’s Trees in West Eugene.