Late Tuesday night on January 16, 2024, the City of Springfield declared a state of emergency in response to the devastating ice storm that has hit our community. The decision was made to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and to effectively respond to the impact of this natural disaster.

The ice storm has caused widespread power outages, road closures, and damage to property throughout the City. Our emergency services team is working tirelessly to assess the situation and help those in need.

On January 17, 2024, Governor Tina Kotek joined our Springfield City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners in declaring Lane County a disaster. With these declarations, the City through Lane County, can ask for available state and federal assistance.

Additionally, the City opened its Emergency Operations Center and is working closely with its Team Springfield Partners – Springfield Utility Board, Springfield Public Schools, and Willamalane Park and Recreation District. Additionally, working with other local agencies and state officials, to coordinate an effective response. We thank these dedicated individuals for their efforts in keeping our community safe.

We also urge residents to continue to check on their neighbors, especially elderly or vulnerable individuals who may need assistance during this emergency. If you are experiencing a medical emergency or require immediate assistance, please call 911.

We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. Please stay tuned to local news channels and the City of Springfield’s dedicated alerts page at, for further updates and other informational and resource links.

We ask for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time. Together, we will overcome this ice storm and emerge stronger as a community.