Power outages, tree debris dominate post-storm work

As the ice melted and a welcome thaw set over the southern Willamette Valley this week, the rising temperatures matched frustrated residents and volunteers. Lane County, Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Creswell all declared a state of emergency last week – a declaration that should speed resources and help to the[Read More…]

Dangerous ice storm scars cities with damage, causing major disruptions

No community was spared from the intense grips of a relentless ice storm. Blasts of arctic gusts up to 20 miles per hour and an accumulation of up to 4-6 inches of ice brought cities in the Southern Willamette Valley to its knees, prompting power outages that affected thousands and[Read More…]



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