Eugene Public Works is closely monitoring a potential winter storm that could bring snow and ice to the valley floor and the south hills. Forecasts are calling for one to four inches of snow on Wednesday, December 14. The valley could also see up to a quarter inch of ice. The storm may create treacherous conditions on the roads and any ice accumulations could cause tree damage and power outages.
In preparation for the event, Public Works dedicated nine trucks to the response, with equipment ranging from deicers and sanders to snow plows. Staff will monitor roads and bridges overnight and focus on high-priority commuter routes on Wednesday morning. They will work throughout the duration of this potential event.
Residents are advised to check the conditions and roads before making a decision to head out Wednesday morning. People are urged to stock up on food, water and other necessities.
If there is snow accumulation crews will be assigned to clear sidewalks and access ramps near public buildings and in the downtown area. Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for keeping sidewalks passable next to their properties.