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Brian Bull / KLCC

With up to a half-inch of ice expected to accumulate on roads and trees early Saturday, utilities are bracing for a possible repeat of mid-December’s ice storm that caused significant outages.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County Public Health today (Friday) confirmed 11 outbreaks of Influenza-like-illness. The department reports seven people so far have died from the flu. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, health officials are pushing the message of prevention in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

Flu symptoms can include upper repertory distress, fever, chills, body aches, diarrhea. It’s also highly contagious. The current outbreaks and resulting deaths from Influenza have health officials on high alert.

Lane County Sheriff's Office

According to the National Weather Service a new ice storm is on its way to Lane County this weekend that could wreak as much havoc as the December ice storm.

Mt. Bachelor website

After some recent winters with little snowpack, the cascades are enjoying lots of white stuff. Transportation officials say it’s important to be prepared when heading up to the mountains.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

It’s already been a busy, exhausting couple of weeks for Eugene Public Works crews and they’re bracing for possible freezing rain and more snow Saturday.

Transportation (1)

Lane Transit District - Buses on snow routes. 14 LTD routes On detour: Routes 1, 24 (light snow), 27 (heavy snow), 33, 36, 73 (light snow), 76 (light snow), 78, 81, 82, 85, 91, 92, 98.See LTD.org/Service-Alerts for more detail. UPDATE Posted: Fri. 6th, 07:28 AM

Counties/Regional (2)

• LCOG - Senior & Disability Services – Cottage Grove office - 2 Hours Late Posted: Fri. 6th, 05:39 AM

ODOT

A landslide has closed U.S. Highway 20 west of Toledo. The State Department of Transportation says both lanes were blocked Thursday morning on the road between Corvallis and Newport.

Rachael McDonald

The frigid temperatures will stick around the Willamette Valley through Saturday according to the National Weather Service.

Medical (1)

• Oregon Medical Group - Opening at 10 am Posted: Wed. 4th, 05:01 PM

Transportation (1)

• Lane Transit District - Buses on snow routes. 13 LTD routes on detour and 2 routes not running. On detour: Routes 1, 24 (heavy snow), 27 (heavy snow), 28, 33, 36, 73 (heavy snow), 76 (light snow), 78, 81, 91, and 92 (LCC closed) and 98. Not running: Routes 82 and 85. See LTD.org/Service-Alerts for more detail. UPDATE Posted: Thu. 5th, 05:52 AM

Lane Blood Center

The combination of winter weather and holidays means a shortage for blood banks in the northwest.  The Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors because of a nationwide scarcity.

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