Eugene Public Works crews are prepared for a storm that could cause localized flooding and tree damage. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for our area and has forecasted rains totals of up to an inch through Saturday morning and possible wind gusts around 35 – 45 mph this afternoon and evening.
Public works crews this week prioritized the cleaning of known problem and low-lying areas. Crews are also on standby through the weekend, ready to respond to hazardous situations.
“As first responders, we know the public relies on us to build, maintain and protect our public infrastructure,” said Brian Richardson, Public Information Officer. “The strong winds this weekend will likely strip trees of much of their remaining leaves. This could lead to clogged storm drains or potentially break branches.”
People can report localized flooding or downed trees in the right of way by calling 541-682-4800, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call the non-emergency police line after hours at 541-682-5111.