Snow emergency declared in Eugene
News release from the City of Eugene:
Eugene Public Works has declared an ice-snow emergency, effective immedidately.
During ice-snow emergencies, onstreet parking on priority transportation routes is banned. The ban allows emergency vehicles and snow-removal equipment to travel safely on roadways to respond to emergency situations.
Public Works opened its Emergency Command Center at 4 a.m. today in response to wet, heavy snow that blanketed the south end of the Willamette Valley overnight. Crews are focusing on down trees; more than a dozen reports of trees falling have been received, and the number of calls is rising as people get up and realize what has happened.
People are advised to stay at home. Roads are described as "messy," and trees and power lines may create dangerous situations at numerous locations.
A full description of ice-snow priority routes can be viewed at http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&control=SetCommunity&CommunityID=328&PageID=1773