Snowstorm Community Resources

Lane County Emergency Management has been working closely with other public agencies and partners to evaluate and respond to emergency needs.

The following is an information update from the Lane County Emergency Operations Center to help residents access resources. It will be updated regularly. 

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Safety Reminders:
  • Check on neighbors, friends, family, and outdoor animals to make sure they have the resources they need to be safe during this winter event (heat, food, water, medical and animal needs).
  • Be cautious when removing tree debris from your driveways and/or homes or other structures – unstable debris can create a safety hazard while removing. Try to work with more than one person or make sure someone knows you are outside and have a time to check in.
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Generators or other devices powered by fuel that cause fumes should be placed outside the house to ensure safety. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard or in their sleep. The National Safety Council recommends you install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home near the bedrooms.
  • If you are choosing to leave your home during a power outage be sure to turn off all major appliances especially any items on a stove or heating device. When the power is restored the heating device stove will reheat and possibly become a fire hazard.



Weather Update

The National Weather Service is the best resource to receive up to date information on current or forecasted weather conditions: https://www.weather.gov/.

Download the FEMA mobile app for weather alerts: 
https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.

Power Update

The most up-to-date information is available directly through your power service provider (see contact information on the last page of this update). General estimates are up to 7­-10 days in outlying areas.

 

If your home remains without power and your neighbors appear to have power restored, try to reset your breakers by switching them OFF and then ON. If resetting the breakers doesn’t work, the service line between a transformer and your residence may need to be repaired.  Please look for damaged service lines or damaged meters to determine whether you may need to make repairs before power can be restored to your home. Always call to report an outage to help line crews isolate these local issues.

 

3/7 Updates from Utilities:

  • EWEB – ~100 without service (update from 3/5)
  • EPUD – <400 without service in Creswell, Saginaw, Cottage Grove, Dexter, Pleasant Hill and Jasper
  • Lane Electric – 971 without service; 90.3% restored; believe majority will have power restored by Thursday, March 7

 


Shelters and Warming Centers

Type

Location/

Area

Address

Hours

Pets/Other Info

Shelter/

Warming

Leaburg

McKenzie Fire Training Center - Hwy 126, MP 20

42870 McKenzie Highway, Leaburg, OR 97489

24/7

No pets

Warming

Lowell

Lowell Fire Station

389 N. Pioneer Street, Lowell

24/7

 


Road Closures/Limited Access/Detours

All county roads have been made passable unless there are downed power lines still blocking the right-of-way. Crews have begun de-icing Priority 1 routes in anticipation of freezing temperatures. Drivers should still exercise caution; conditions may still be icy or slippery. 

View the 
Lane County Ice and Snow Removal Plan at  https://lanecounty.org/government/county_departments/public_works/road_maintenance_division.

  • Highway 58:
    • Reopened for public access at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

  • Limited Access:
    • Many private roads or special district roads have not yet been cleared, use caution in these areas.


  • Detours: None reported at this time.

Road Updates:

  • State Highways, www.tripcheck.org or 511
  • County Roads – check the county website – we will post the information to this update report
  • Special District – currently special road districts do not have a centralized way to report their closures – Lane County will post information as they receive it.


Boil Water Notices

(1)    Homestead Park [Creswell] (35 people)

(2)    Cerro Gordo Cooperative [Cottage Grove] (20 people)

Health and Medical Resources

If you have a non-emergency medical supply need (meds, oxygen, supplies) contact your primary care provider/supplier first. If this is a medical emergency call 911.

Food and Water Resources

If you are experiencing a long term power outage be mindful of food safety issues, refrigerator and freezer temperatures.

If you are returning home after a long term power outage (more than 2 days) you need a way to verify if the items in your refrigerator/freezer maintained appropriate temperatures before cooking/eating them. Frozen foods at or below 0°F and refrigerators at or below 40°F may be considered safe.

Animal Resources

Type

Business

Address

Phone

Website

Dogs

West Eugene Kennels

87309 Central Rd, Eugene, 97402

(541) 505-6597

http://www.westeugenekennels.com/

Dogs

Hidden Hill Kennels

21624 Glaze Rd, Veneta 97487

(541) 935-2014

https://www.yelp.com/biz/hidden-hill-kennels-veneta

Dogs

Klassic Tails Inn Kennel

90010 Knight Rd, Elmira 97437

(541) 935-1180

http://www.klassictailsinn.com/

Dogs

Brownings Dog Ranch – Tails Inn

28794 Hillaire St, Eugene 97402

(541) 688-8276

http://www.browningsdogranch.com/

Dogs/

Cat

Wilamette Valley Dog And Cat Motel

28438 Bodenhamer Rd, Eugene 97402

(541) 688-0978

https://www.petmotel.net/

Cat

Linda’s Kitty Inn

Eugene, 97402

(541) 520-0005

 

Cat

Catmandu Retreat

215 Hileman Ln, Eugene 97404

(541) 913-5980

http://catmanduretreat.com/

Cat

Kitty Cat Hotel

3537 Hawthorne Ave, Eugene 97402

(541) 520-3493

http://kittycathoteleugene.com/

Horse

Oregon Horse Center

90751 Prairie Rd, Eugene 97402

(541) 689-9700

https://www.oregonhorsecenter.com/

Horse

Three Oaks Stable

95707 Hwy 99E, Harrisburg 97446

(541) 852-7387

https://www.facebook.com/ThreeOaksStable/

Horse

Whispering Meadows

29015 W Meadowview Rd, Junction City 97448

(541) 607-1902

http://www.whisperingmeadowsec.com/

Horse

Lakeview Stables

27837 Royal Ave, Eugene 97402

(541) 689-3814

http://www.lakeviewstables.com/contacts.html

Horse

Triple Crown Farm

84652 Weatherberry Ln, Pleasant Hill 97455

(503) 730-4380

http://www.triplecrownfarm.com/

Pet food, etc

Greenhill Humane Society

88530 Greenhill Rd,

Eugene 97402

(541) 521-1445 Sasha

Boarding for Bird & Reptile

Please inquire with Greenhill pickup and delivery of pets.

Dog food, Cat food, and Cat litter available, as well as pet carrier loans.


Welfare Checks

If you know of a vulnerable individual, who is in need of assistance (homebound, medically fragile) you can contact the Lane County Sheriff's Office non-emergency dispatch line (541-682-4141) to let them know.

Any emergency or threat to life should go directly to 911.


How can I get updated information from Lane County?

Facebook

www.facebook.com/LaneCountyGovernment

Twitter

@LaneCountyGov

Website

www.lanecounty.org

Media Partners

We regularly send updated information to our local media partners – digital, print, radio.

Road Closures:

  • State Highways, www.tripcheck.org or 511
  • County Roads – check the county website – we will post the information to this update report.
  • Special Districts – currently special road districts do not have a centralized way to report their closures – Lane County will post information as they receive it.

Where can I go to get information from other cities or agencies?

 

Power Company

Website

Phone

Lane Electric

https://laneelectric.com/outages/outage-map/

 

Springfield Utility Board

http://www.subutil.com/

 

 

Emerald People’s Utility District

https://www.epud.org/

 

Eugene Water and Electric Board

http://www.eweb.org/outages-and-safety/power-outages/power-outage-map

 

 

 

City Areas

Website/Facebook

Phone

City of Eugene

https://www.eugene-or.gov/

 

City of Eugene Public Works

 

541-682-4800

City of Springfield

http://www.springfield-or.gov/

 

City of Cottage Grove

https://www.facebook.com/CityofCottageGroveOR

 

City of Creswell

https://www.facebook.com/cityofcreswell/