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Eugene neighborhoods prepare for 2 inches of snow

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Snow brings increased risk of downed tree limbs and power outages. Eugene neighborhood preparedness teams encourage you to prepare to take care of yourself and your family with basic supplies for up to 72 hours.

Neighborhood preparedness teams are on alert as the National Weather Service is predicting up to two inches of snow overnight Monday, Feb. 13.

The NWS Office in Portland is predicting that rain showers throughout the day will turn to snow after 11 p.m., as the snow level drops from 1,000 feet to 600 feet.

Snow showers are expected to continue in the South Willamette valley until Tuesday afternoon, with up to another half-inch of new snow accumulation.

Nearby neighbors are encouraged to prepare for downed tree limbs and power outages, and to check in with one another as it is safe to do so throughout the weather event.

EWEB advises that if you see a downed power line, play it safe—assume it is live and stay away.

  • If the downed line is across a street or sidewalk, call 911. Otherwise, call EWEB’s toll-free outage reporting line at 1-844-484-2300. (You must complete all prompts to record your outage.)
  • Stay at least 50 feet (about the length of two buses) away from the line.
  • If you see someone in contact with a power line, don’t touch him or her, or you may become a victim too. Call 911 immediately.
  • If a power line falls across your car, try to drive clear. If that fails, stay in the car. If you must get out because of imminent danger such as fire, be sure to leap clear so you don’t touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time.
  • If you see repair crews working on downed power lines, please drive carefully. Expect delays and use caution when driving near any repair crews working to restore your power.

For the latest travel conditions, see tripcheck.com or phone 511.

Eugene neighborhood preparedness teams encourage you to prepare to take care of yourself and your family with basic supplies for up to 72 hours. For more, see the Ready Eugene or Eugene Neighborhood Preparedness Network sites, or your local neighborhood association.

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