Wilsonville digs out of the snow Friday
Wilsonville endures snow storms in fine form
wiped flip flop us out, Wilsonville Lamb Thriftway store manager Mike DiPari said Friday morning in the aftermath of Thursday evening snowstorm that pummeled the Portland metro areawas a strong day, I sure for the all grocery stores in Wilsonville, and that includes us and all the stores in our company, DiPari said. goes big here in Wilsonville, firewood of course, DuraFlame logs, batteries, those kinds of things. People anticipate the power going outIn all, people seemed to heed common sense and stick the basics, he added, even as round two of the snowstorm was beginning to drop small, dry flakes on Wilsonville and other south metro communitieswe sold a lot of milk, I guess you call them staples, he said. the bread isle was wiped out. So people just get prepared for spending a few days at home. There have been times where you can get stuck; people get stuck at work, people can get into work, that kind of stuffMeanwhile, out on the city streets, Wilsonville Public Works Department crews were working extended 12 hour shifts to keep the city main arterial routes clear of the dry, drifting snow that accumulated over Thursday nightnow we going to have two guys come in for the next four nights in the row, public works supervisor Arnie Gray told the Spokesman Thursday evening. on the weather, they be working 12 hour shifts from seven to seven, and during the daytime most guys will be here, so whoever can run the plow or sanders we have more staffing hereTraffic light Friday
The streets Friday morning were mostly clear in Wilsonville, with public works trucks cruising around looking for trouble spots along with police cruisers. SMART buses continued to operate with chains, keeping to the roads to help people get to and from work in spite of the weather, which looked set to dump a second load of snow on the region Friday afternoonPeople also used old fashioned, tried and true methods to get around. Cross country skis, snow shoes, tobaggans and more all could be seen on the streets Friday. Murase Plaza, meanwhile, was filled with kids and their parents. The former were typically yelling with excitement as snowballs flew and sleds, tobaggans and snowboards flew down the gentle park slopesAnd everywhere you looked, emergency crews were operating at full tiltAt noon Thursday, Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue’s Central Beaverton Station 67 and 20 other fire stations in the District began chaining up their trucks, fire engines and medic units in preparation for the coming storm. Good thing, too, because within an hour of chaining up their vehicles crews began to receive calls for assistance related to the weather. Captain Kraig Moisan from Station 67 in Beaverton said the first opportunity for his crews to return to their station came over six hours after that initial call for helpOver 70 calls for assistance involved motorists who simply ran out of fuel. ThursdayAccording to TVF R, Moisan station alone logged 18 medical calls, three fires and six vehicle crashes Thursday afternoon and evening. Moisan himself even helped deliver a baby en route to St. this morningWith a smile on his face and having just brought a new life into the world, Captain Moisan and his crews ended their busy 24 hour shift at 7:00 this morningjust talked to my 2 year old daughter on the phone, Moisan said after completing his shift. wants me to make her pancakes when I get homeBuying in moderation
When it comes to food, DiPari said, this latest snow scare resulted in little, if any, panic buying at the four stores in the Lamb’s chaina few years under my belt in this business we know when this stuff happens to start planning early, he said. there a snow scare, I seen stores go completely empty almost in a matter of hours. It wasn quite that bad, people seem to be better about buying in moderation, it wasn panic buying, it was just making sure they have a few thingsThere was more good news Friday morning. Commuters largely stayed put, leaving the roads relatively clear of traffic. to everyone using common sense and being carefulOn the roads it helped that all West Linn Wilsonville Sc flip flop hool flip flop District schools were closed for the day, along with city of Wilsonville offices, the Wilsonville Public Library and the Wilsonville Community Center. All Clackamas Community College campuses were also shuttered for the day and activities canceledWhile the weather is forecast to warm up by Monday, that could bring a whole new set of problems, Gr flip flop ay saidsure no matter what we do it never enough, there always a bit of pointing fingers, but that okay, it always fun to ramp up for operations, Gray said. I hate the snow events myself, you have the cleanup afterward, the plows, then you have snow in the gutters. It won go down catch basins, it definitely adds a whole new set of problems to the situationBut at least that means the mercury is above the freezing levelAt a Glance:TVF has two important safety messages:
1. If you experience a medical emergency, don’t delay, call 9 1 1 right away. Driving yourself or a loved one to the emergency room during a medical emergency, especially in inclement weather, may delay their care and put others in jeopardy.