snow http://klcc.org en Farmers Recover After Cold Winter Weather http://klcc.org/post/farmers-recover-after-cold-winter-weather <p>Vendors at the Lane County Farmer’s Market say their crops are recovering after the snow and below zero temperatures that hit their fields this winter.</p><p>Booths are filled with kale, carrots, and potatoes at the Lane County Farmer’s Market. It’s hard to see that farmers suffered any losses after the winter’s harsh and unusual weather. But the farmers behind the tables and baskets of produce say the cold conditions came with a price.</p><p>Richardson: “We had some issues. The cold was harsh on us.”</p><p>Says Jack Richardson, the manager of Organic Redneck farm.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Butt 9845 at http://klcc.org Farmers Recover After Cold Winter Weather Tree Debris To Take Weeks To Clear http://klcc.org/post/tree-debris-take-weeks-clear <p>With ice and snow melting, Eugene Public Works has converted its plows to dump trucks. Crews are busy responding to hundreds of reports of trees and branches on local streets.</p><p>Eric Jones is with Eugene Public Works. He says their first priority is to clear roads of debris, which he hopes will be done by Wednesday.</p><p>Jones: "And then, eventually, we will come through and clean things up nice and tidy, even finish by sweeping, but that's probably a week or more out."</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:25:28 +0000 Karen Richards 8064 at http://klcc.org Tree Debris To Take Weeks To Clear EWEB Has Some Tips To Keep Your Pipes From Freezing http://klcc.org/post/eweb-has-some-tips-keep-your-pipes-freezing <p>The last winter storm in December left hundreds of Eugene residents with frozen or burst pipes. That means more work for plumbers and utility workers, but the costs can be expensive for homeowners or renters. Joe Harwood is the Communications Coordinator for the Eugene Water and Electric Board. He has some tips for keeping your pipes from freezing.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:58:13 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 7848 at http://klcc.org Winter Storm Good News For Oregon Ski Resorts. http://klcc.org/post/winter-storm-good-news-oregon-ski-resorts <p>The arrival of this week's winter storm may be difficult for businesses, but it's a boost for Oregon ski resorts.</p><p>It's been hard for Hoodoo Manager Mathew McFarland to trust the weather forecasts this year.</p><p>McFarland: "They've been saying we'll get, you know, three feet of snow; we get zero. They say expect no snow accumulation, and we get a foot or two. So, it's hard to say."</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:20:12 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 7846 at http://klcc.org Winter Storm Good News For Oregon Ski Resorts. Record Lows Will Mean Higher Utility Bills http://klcc.org/post/record-lows-will-mean-higher-utility-bills <p>Last week's record lows will mean higher-than-normal utility bills for Eugene Water and Electric Board customers. The cold also wreaked havoc on plumbing for many residents.</p><p>EWEB Public Affairs Manager Lance Robertson says between 70 to 80 percent of homes in the area are heated by electricity. He says EWEB noticed a 30% increase over a five day period compared to average usage.</p><p>Robertson: "Whenever temperatures drop to a really extreme temperature, people are going to use more electricity no matter how much insulation they have in their house."</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:26:44 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 4803 at http://klcc.org Record Lows Will Mean Higher Utility Bills Some Eugene-Springfield Businesses Hurting Because Of Cold Weather http://klcc.org/post/some-eugene-springfield-businesses-hurting-because-cold-weather <p>The weeks leading up to Christmas are the biggest retail shopping time of the year.&nbsp; But this month’s unusually cold weather is keeping people indoors – hurting some businesses in the Eugene-Springfield area. Other businesses, though, are seeing a boost.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:22:10 +0000 Jes Burns 4531 at http://klcc.org Some Eugene-Springfield Businesses Hurting Because Of Cold Weather Water Line Rupture Causes Damage To Eugene Public Library http://klcc.org/post/water-line-rupture-causes-damage-eugene-public-library <p>A water line broke Monday at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Fire officials believe the rupture was caused by the unusually cold temperatures. &nbsp;<br /><br />Eugene-Springfield Fire Department’s Lance Lighty says the water line was located in the ceiling above the 4th floor.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:11:37 +0000 Jes Burns 4455 at http://klcc.org Water Line Rupture Causes Damage To Eugene Public Library Frosty Temperature Will Soon Ease http://klcc.org/post/frosty-temperature-will-soon-ease <p>The South Willamette Valley has experienced record setting lows this past week.</p><p>The area hasn’t felt anything this low since the early 1970s. With recorded temperatures reaching minus&nbsp; 10, some residents are fearful that the current frost will continue. Meteorologist Matthew Cullen is with the National Weather Service in Portland.</p><p>“Temperatures will gradually be increasing. So we’re still going to be on the cold side for the next few days, but will gradually coming back towards where we should be, kind of normal for this time of year.”</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:10:27 +0000 Graham Sprague 4420 at http://klcc.org Frosty Temperature Will Soon Ease Cold Temperatures Will Keep Snow On Roads http://klcc.org/post/cold-temperatures-will-keep-snow-roads <p>Yesterday's (Friday's) winter storm kept The Oregon Department of Transportation busy. Snowy and Icy conditions caused multiple fender benders and some crashes. An overturned semi-truck with multiple trailers delayed drivers for hours on Highway 126 near Mapleton. And a chain requirement was issued for multiple sections of I-5. O-D-O-T Spokesman Rick Little says freezing temperatures will keep the snow pack on the ground thru the weekend.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:30:04 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 4343 at http://klcc.org Cold Temperatures Will Keep Snow On Roads Driving On Snow And Ice Trecherous http://klcc.org/post/driving-snow-and-ice-trecherous <p>Winter weather has arrived in and the Eugene Police Department has some tips on driving in snowy and icy conditions. The first tip is SLOW Down. Melinda McLaughlin is E-P-D's Public Information Officer. She says even if you drive a truck of S-U-V, conditions can be deceiving.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:25:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 4342 at http://klcc.org Driving On Snow And Ice Trecherous