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Posted on: December 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City facilities available as warming centers

Eugene under a light blanket of snow

Updated 12/27/21 – 4:20 p.m.

As the city experiences winter weather, warming centers will be available across the city to anyone needing a warm and dry place to go. 


Libraries

  • Downtown Library is open.
  • Sheldon and Bethel Library branches are closed.

Community Centers

All community center activities are cancelled for the day.

The following community centers will open on Tuesday, Dec. 28 on a delayed schedule, starting at 11 a.m.

  • Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405
  • Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. Eugene, OR 97401
  • Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405
  • Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd. Eugene, OR 97401
  • Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd.

Individuals and families affected by power outages and in need of a dry warm place are encouraged to visit the centers.


Pools

  • Amazon Pool is closed through Tuesday, Dec. 28
  • Echo Hollow Pool - the indoor pool will be open 1-5 p.m. Monday for lap swim and on your own fitness. Pool will be open 11-5 Tuesday, Dec. 28. Showers and weight room will be available. The outdoor pool is closed through Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Safety

The City encourages people to continue to use caution when outside as some roads and sidewalks may be slick and trees and tree branches may continue to fall. Use extreme caution with downed trees and do not cut trees with power lines or wires in them. It’s difficult to tell when power lines are live. Lines that don’t have power can suddenly be turned on as line crews are out working to restore power.


If you need public works assistance, call Public Works at 541-682-4800. Only call 9-1-1 for immediate life, health and safety emergencies or hazards.


To report a power outage, call EWEB at 844-484-2300.


For those without power, the City also urges taking extra precautions when using alternative power and heat sources during inclement weather. Use only listed and labeled equipment. Never leave such items unattended. Read and follow all manufacturers’ instructions. The use of gas appliances, such as generators, grills and bullet heaters increase the number of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer”, it is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas. Exposure to carbon monoxide may cause headache, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, impaired vision, loss of consciousness and death. Battery operated carbon monoxide detectors are recommended. Make sure alternative heat sources are approved for indoor use. Pay special attention to clearance and ventilation requirements. 


Be a Good Neighbor

The City is encouraging people to be good neighbors. Those who are aware of a neighbor who is without power and may be vulnerable are encouraged to check on their safety and well-being if it is safe to do so. Those without power for an extended period are encouraged to shelter with family or friends who do have power.


Important Public Information

  • The public is asked to call 541-682-4800 to report downed trees or road issues.
  • Only call 9-1-1 for immediate life and safety emergencies. 
  • To report a power outage, call EWEB at 844-484-2300.


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