A year ago, the region was under a foot and a half of dense snow. Ice and falling branches knocked down many power lines, causing massive outages. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, utility work continues to protect against future disasters.
With winter officially beginning soon, many residents still reeling from February’s big dump are wondering if this year will see a repeat. KLCC’s Brian Bull asked a regional meteorologist for their outlook.
Last February’s heavy snowstorm disrupted many communities across Lane County, including the city of Oakridge. Thousands of downed trees closed Highway 58 for almost a week. Residents also coped with power outages and a stuck train.