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Posted on: December 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ice snow emergency declaration lifted

Plow pushes snow

The City of Eugene has lifted the snow/ice emergency ban on parking along snow routes.

Improving weather conditions have resulted in bare but wet pavement in many parts of the city. Portions of many streets, especially those in the south hills, remain slippery, and people are cautioned that patches of ice may continue due to overnight forecasted freezing temperatures.

The Public Works Department declared a winter weather emergency on Sunday, December 26, because of a significant snow accumulation that created hazards throughout the transportation network. During ice and snow emergency conditions, parked vehicles are not allowed on Eugene’s priority snow routes. Although the parking ban has been lifted, it will be reinstated if there is additional snowfall.

Crews will continue to monitor conditions, clearing additional snow, and applying deicer and sand where necessary. People are urged to be careful when driving, walking or biking on sanded roads, shared-use paths, sidewalks, or pedestrian crosswalks until the ice and snow melts and sand has been swept up. 

Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for clearing ice, snow, and sand from the sidewalks next to their property so they are safe for people walking.

Eugene residents can assist in the clean-up by reporting damaged City street trees or other street problems to the Public Works Department at 541-682-4800. Detailed information on priority snow routes can be found on the internet at eugene-or.gov/snow.

To view road conditions visit tripcheck.com

For winter-weather driving tips visit eugene-or.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5395 

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