winter weather

The Oregon Cascades got a lot of snow this weekend and blizzard conditions led to road closures in some areas. Forecasters say snow will continue in the mountains this week. People heading to the mountains are advised to “know before you go”.

A 7-year-old girl died and a 4-year-old boy is missing after they were swept into the ocean in the Falcon Cove area near the Clatsop/ Tillamook county line on Saturday.

Oregon Department of Transportation

A winter storm is bringing hazardous travel conditions to parts of Oregon this Thanksgiving week. The hardest-hit spots are the Cascades passes and I-5 in southwest Oregon. Some snow is also forecast to fall in the Willamette Valley, although accumulation should be no more than an inch or two in most places on the valley floor.

People in rural Lane County are among thousands in the region without power due to Monday’s storm. Lane Electric Cooperative, which serves Cottage Grove, Oakridge and other areas is working through historic outages. 

City of Eugene /

UPDATE: The City of Eugene's Ice Snow Emergency continues on Tuesday. 

Eugene Public Works says, "Despite significant progress clearing roads overnight, people should still prepare to navigate slick and icy roads. That means if you have to go out, give yourself extra drive time to get where you need to go and slow down."

There are hazardous driving conditions in the South Eugene hills as well as on the valley floor and as a result, the city of Eugene has declared an ice/snow emergency, effective immediately.

Rachael McDonald

The New Year will bring a prolonged cold snap to Oregon and Washington. We could even see a little snow in the valleys.

Brian Bull

Across Eugene and Springfield, clean-up efforts are underway after Wednesday’s freezing rain lead to 17,000 residents without power, and countless downed trees and limbs.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Brian Bull / KLCC

Wintry weather will continue to hit the southern Willamette Valley through the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.   

City of Gresham

Areas in Oregon most affected by December’s severe storms will receive federal aid. Wednesday President Obama signed a disaster declaration releasing funds to a dozen counties hit hardest by winter weather.

Highway 42 Landslide Repairs Begin

Dec 29, 2015
Oregon Department of Transportation

It may take months to fully repair the landslide damage to Highway 42, the road between Roseburg and Coos Bay. Crews began clearing material Tuesday morning.


The weekend’s storms brought 20 to 30 inches of new snow to Oregon’s high cascades. Forecasters say another warmer, wet storm is coming.

Eugene Police Officer Offers Holiday Safety Tips

Dec 30, 2014

If you plan to celebrate the New Year, remember to enjoy the holiday safely. The Eugene Police Department advises people to plan ahead by always having a designated driver.

Lieutenant Scott Fellman says people shouldn’t take any chances by driving under the influence on New Year’s.

Fellman: “New Year’s Eve we’ll definitely have extra officers out doing enforcement because that’s always a holiday we watch out for that type of behavior with a little bit of extra attention and we want to encourage people to plan ahead.”