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Posted on: February 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] February 27: Inclement Weather Updates

Despite the parking ban in effect, vehicles remain on designated snow emergency routes making it unsafe for City of Eugene Public Works plows to safely pass and clear snow off roads. Community members are asked to do what they can to move their cars off these routes. To find out if they are on a priority route they can check out the map at www.eugene-or.gov/snow or call 541-682-4800.


The City’s ice/snow emergency declaration still remains in effect. The City’s ice/snow ordinance prohibits parking along streets designated as snow emergency routes while a snow/ice emergency is in effect. Typically, emergency routes are collectors, arterials, and bus routes.


Tree crews are continuing to identify and remove hazards in the public right-of-way as their top priority. The public is asked to call 541-682-4800 to report downed trees along streets and in medians. If a tree has been tagged with white paint on its trunk, it has already been identified by staff and does not need to be reported.


Homeowners are asked to keep in mind that they are responsible for cleaning up and disposing of privately owned trees and should not place privately owned tree debris in the right-of-way. Debris needs to stay on the homeowners property and not be placed near or past the sidewalk. People can also help by clearing a path on the sidewalks in front of their property, as required by City code.


Listen to local radio and television stations for regular updates.  If you have questions about which streets are emergency routes and subject to the parking ban, call 682-4800, or visit www.eugene-or.gov/snow


To check driving conditions, including traffic cameras along highways and streets, go to TripCheck.com.


Closure Updates

The following City of Eugene programs and services are affected by the inclement weather on Wednesday, February 27. Please check back for updates this morning as we evaluate the situation and make determinations about various facilities. 


Parks 

Multiple tree crews are responding to downed trees across the city. The following parks are closed due to the possibility of tree failures:

  • Hendricks Park
  • Ridgeline Park System
  • Skinner Butte 

The public is advised to use extreme caution near trees in all parks. In addition, tree crews are moving throughout Eugene responding to over 100 tree hazards. 


Spay and Neuter Clinic

  • The City of Eugene Spay and Neuter clinic is closed for surgery on Wednesday, February 27.  
  • Staff will be calling to reschedule today's surgery appointments as soon as possible.

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