City puts crews on both sides of river as risk of freezing rain looms

EUGENE, Ore. - Just in case the forecast for freezing rain comes true, the City of Eugene has stationed crews on both sides of the Ferry Street Bridge to respond to icy roads or downed trees.

The winter weather advisory calls for some accumulation of ice - up to 1/10 of an inch.

However, ice on tree branches can snap limbs or cause trees with poor root systems to topple.

Motorists are also urged to use caution. The temperature at the Eugene Airport edged above freezing during the noon hour on Thursday. But pockets of cold air, combined with rain, could turn roads slick in a hurry.

If you do find yourself driving on ice, remember two things:

1. Slow down
2. Leave plenty of space between you and other vehicles