Springfield City Hall, Springfield Public Library, and Springfield Municipal Court will delay opening until noon, today, December 23 due to continued icy road conditions. Springfield History Museum will remain closed through Saturday.

The City’s Operations Division has been hard at work last night and very early this morning sanding priority 1 streets. The division continues to have 3 sanders out, staff out assessing conditions, and the City tree crew on standby. City crews applied deicer to priority 1 streets and hills prior to the freezing rain. However, deicer only works so well as it becomes diluted as more precipitation falls. When the ice became too much, Operations staff switched to sanding. They will continue sanding until temperatures warm up and conditions improve then they will shift to clean up.

View the City’s snow and ice priorities map at https://bit.ly/SnowIcePrioritiesMap.

Springfield Police Department responded to 81 calls for service between 2 p.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. this morning, including 19 vehicle accidents and 6 hit and run accidents. SPD shut down the exit ramp from I-105 westbound onto Q Street for a few hours after multiple hazards and accidents due to icy conditions.

An initial count shows Eugene Springfield Fire responded to more than 50 motor vehicle accidents between yesterday and this morning. ESF’s calls for service were high, and they used a variety of additional resources, such as a 2-person squad unit and brush engines, to make travels as safe as possible and meet the needs of the community.