City of Bend has transitioned their staff and equipment over to their winter schedule in preparation for this year’s first potential snowfall, forecasted for this weekend. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan checked in with city officials to see how the city is preparing to keep roads clear and how you can help.
City Crews Tackle the First Sustained Snowfall of the Season
City of Bend Streets and Operation crews were out in full force today to combat the first sustained snowfall of the season. Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland jumped in with one of the truck drivers as he started his shift on the streets today.
The city does have chemicals to melt ice but when temperatures drop below 20 degrees the rely on drivers to plow and lay cinders on the streets of Bend. During major storms, like last year, drivers can spend up to 12 hours driving the city, dropping cinders and plowing.
Snowmobiling has long been one of the favorite sports for outdoor enthusiasts in Central Oregon, but one longtime advocate says you can’t take the sport for granted because it all depends on the availability of public spaces.
For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us snowmobiling around Paulina Lake.
Thanks Brian for that report and a special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.
The weather has had a lot of people at a stand still, including delivery trucks coming into Central Oregon.
Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson talks with Newport Ave. Market’s general store manager about the lack of grocery items and how grocery stores are scrambling to restock the shelves after days without deliveries.