winter storm 2019

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More than two years after one of the worst winter storms hit the region, Lane Electric Cooperative is getting money to cover repairs.

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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.

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As 2019 winds down, it’s time to reflect on some of the big news stories we covered across Eugene-Springfield and the region. KLCC’s Brian Bull has this year-end review.

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Heavy winter storms damaged structures at the Oregon Country Fair site in Veneta this year. And KLCC’s own booth is no exception.

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The late February snowstorm that hit the region with a foot and a half of snow now has an official price tag: over $17 million in damages to Lane County.

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Across southern Oregon, more and more utility customers are getting hooked up with power after heavy snowstorms last month caused massive outages.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has this update.

The unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service says “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But after last week’s major winter storm, letter carriers are still playing catch up in some hard hit areas.

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Thurston High School’s auxiliary gym suffered major damage in last week’s snowstorm. The Springfield Public School Board wasted no time in addressing the situation and the structure was quickly demolished.

A janitor first noticed a crack in a beam mid-week, and by Friday, a large section of the roof had completely given way. No one was hurt.

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Emergency response crews had their hands full last week, as heavy snowfall caused outages and disrupted traffic and operations throughout the region.

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It’s been a week now since heavy snows buried much of southwest Oregon, in one of the worst storms in the region’s history. 

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City parks and other open spaces across the Eugene-Springfield area remain open for visitors.  However, officials warn people to be wary as heavy winter storm damage can make local parks and trails hazardous.

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Crews continue make progress restoring power to area residents, though many still remain without electricity.

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Most current information on the continued snowstorm response and after effects (updated at 10:00 a.m, March 2nd).

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Many people across Lane County are hoping to have power restored since a foot and a half of snow fell across the area since Sunday evening. Among them is KLCC’s Brian Bull, whose home in South Eugene has lacked electricity since Monday. He shares this update on conditions in the area.