'This is pretty wild, having that split right in the middle like that'

'This is pretty wild, having that split right in the middle like that'

EUGENE, Ore. -- South Eugene felt the brunt of the storm.

Tree limbs - and trunks - littered the neighborhood around Fox Hollow Road, punctuated by power lines on the ground.

And that was the scene a full day after the storm.

Crews used a chainsaw to hack away at a tree straddling one man's house. He didn't want to talk on camera. He told KVAL News he and his girlfriend were home when the tree came down in what he called a "unique experience."

The South Hills didn't have an exclusive on damage: Near Autzen Stadium, a giant bay tree destroyed Margaret and Chris Blain's backyard.

"I didn't think anything like that when i first came out," said Margaret Blain.

"We've had branches down, but this is the first time we've had this many trees down," Chris Blain said.

They still haven't been able to assess all the damage.

"I think there is some damage to the garage and the house a little bit, but we'll have to have them pull this off before we find out," said Chris Blain.

Glass Tree Care spent the day trying to clean up the Blain's mess.

"This is pretty wild, having that split right in the middle like that," said J.P. Mischkot with Glass Tree Care.
     
Mischkot said they've had at least 40 calls since Wednesday morning.
    
"And they just keep on coming in," Mischkot said.
    
Each of the jobs tie up their crews for most of the day.

"It's hours and hours of work for a crew," said Mischkot. "As heavy as that snow was and the amount of foliage that was on the trees just catching all that snow just weighed these things down and took a lot of them out."

The Blains said they still feel blessed because no one was hurt. They're just eager to clean this all up before spring finally comes.