Snow and ice take down tree in Tigard
Tigard road crews were busy Saturday morning, digging the city out from a wintry snow and ice storm that caused hazardous conditions, closing at least one street due to a fallen tree.
While conditions were slowly improving by mid-morning, a downed tree shut down Ventura Court near 69th Avenue and Alfred Street. Shortly before 11 a.m., crews were still waiting for PGE to take care of a downed power line on the street before going in and clearing the street of debris. While the road was reopened later in the day, Greenfield Road was shut down due to icy conditions.
At the same time, a large branch came down in front of a house at 108th Avenue and Durham Road.
While some of the city's heavy trucks weren't able to get up to higher elevations to remove snow and ice, smaller equipment was eventually able to spread sand and gravel along such streets as Benchview Terrace.
Those trucks went on to clear other first-priority roads, according to public works officials.
Tigard road crews were planning to get ahead of clearing roads throughout the day, anticipating for likely overnight freezing again.
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