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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Sunday February 14, 2021 - 3:48 AM
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Public Works, Fire, and Police crews have continued to coordinate and respond to road blockages from fallen trees and debris.  There are currently 86 traffic signals out of operation, awaiting power to be restored. Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency for nine counties in Oregon, including Marion and Polk Counties. The executive order allows the Oregon Office of Emergency Management to begin using people, equipment, and facilities from other agencies to deal with the emergency. Residents are being advised to stay home and off the roads if possible. Salem residents should continue to report road and tree concerns to Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6311 or email The Public Works dispatch line operates 24 hours a day.

City crews are focusing efforts on removing fallen trees and limbs from major roadways, pushing debris to the side to make way for traffic. This debris will be removed in the coming days. We are currently working through 368 documented tree response calls many of which are impeding roadways, sidewalks, and buildings. The City recognizes the hardship our residents are facing during this weather emergency. We will continue to update the public on our City's website and social media channels.

Local Area Closures Include:

  • Salem Airport
  • Salem Library Curbside Service
  • Salem Health Vaccine Clinics

Power Outages Can Continue to be Reported to:

  • Portland General Electric:  1-800-544-1795 or 503-464-7777

  • Salem Electric:  503-362-3601

  • Pacific Power:  1-877-508-5088