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Posted on: December 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ice snow emergency declared in Eugene

Plow pushes snow

Updated December 26, 2021 - 10 p.m.

Public Works crews have completed their initial pass on priority routes throughout the city. They will again be working through the night on Sunday into Monday, with a focus on all priority routes. Additional snowfall has covered previously plowed roads. Freezing temperatures overnight will create slick conditions throughout the region. People should be prepared for ice/snow-covered roads on Monday as they move through the community. 

The City of Eugene ice/snow emergency remains in effect. The emergency declaration means all vehicles must be removed immediately from designated snow emergency routes

The City declared the emergency due to accumulating snow on city streets and hazardous conditions. 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.

The ordinance gives the City the authority to tow vehicles parked or stranded along emergency routes. By banning parking, the City is able to ensure that emergency vehicles, buses, and other essential traffic can move safely around town, and that parked and stalled vehicles do not hamper snow removal operation. The parking ban will remain in effect until further notification. 

The weather is expected to continue to deteriorate throughout the day on Sunday as more snow showers move through the area. Freezing temperatures starting Sunday evening will likely also further deteriorate conditions. 

Eugene Public Works has crews out currently plowing the road and spreading sand at intersections. However, people should be prepared for the conditions if they must go out. To view road conditions visit For winter-weather driving tips visit 

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