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A tree or limb has fallen and landed on a vehicle

Property owners are responsible for clearing any debris that is on their property. If a tree that is growing on private property falls into the public right of way Public Works will respond to remove any portion of the tree that impedes or endangers the t. . .

I called earlier and reported a tree/limb blocking

Public Works determines the type of response by priorities which include access to hospitals, clinics, main transportation routes, and keeping response routes open for our Public Safety (Medford Fire and Police) personnel.   Our response may als. . .

I called Public Works and they came out and cleare

Public Works will clear the right of way but may determine that the disposal of the debris is your responsibility.  Using this determination, the crew has left the debris for you to dispose of.  You may give the wood away; dispose of it at a lan. . .

I’ve called twice with no answer. Why won’t they

During times of severe weather, we can receive a multitude of calls in a short time. Please continue to call Public Works at 541-774-2601, or our answering service will answer.  You and your concern are of highest importance to us so please be patien. . .

When is the snow plow going to get to my street?

The City of Medford generally does not plow city streets. In fact, we do not have any snow plows. If it is determined that plowing is needed, we do have a plow attachment for a front-end loader and two road graders that can be deployed.  We can also . . .

Why are the overpasses and bridges always more sli

The underside of overpasses and bridges are exposed to the cold ambient air. This effect causes them to become icy much quicker than the regular roadway which is somewhat insulated by the ground below it. Motorists should use extra caution when driving on. . .

Should I get a set of studded tires for the winter

The best advice is to visit a local tire store. They should be able to assist in making a determination what is right for you based on your vehicle and driving habits. There are many options available.

A tree or tree limb has fallen and is blocking the

Medford Public Works is responsible for keeping the right of way open for Public access.  Calls to report this type of concern can be made 24/7 to Medford Public Works Operations Division at 541-774-2600.  If a tree falls into the public right o. . .

Do I call the City to report slippery road conditi

Absolutely, calls can be made 24/7 to Medford Public Works Operations Division at 541-774-2600.

Are there any driving tips that can help me avoid

Driving too fast for the conditions and following too closely are common mistakes made by motorists that lead to accidents. Motorists should give themselves plenty of stopping distance and also avoid accelerating too quickly and abrupt turns. It is always. . .

A tree or limb has fallen and landed on a vehicle

If the tree or limb is blocking the public right of way Public Works will respond to remove any portion of the tree that impedes or endangers the traveling public, both vehicles, and pedestrians. The portion of debris on your vehicle would be handled by y. . .

There is a tree and/or limb hanging and/or is down

With this type of concern we recommend that you call 911 first, then notify Public Works at 541-774-2600 with the information including that 911 has been called. Until the wire or cable has been identified and de-energized by the appropriate utility, Publ. . .

The street I am driving on was sanded by the City

The intent of sanding the streets is to assist motorists with traction to help them get to their destination safely. However, after a period of time, the sand gets displaced to the edges of the travel lane by vehicles and would then only help a motorist i. . .

Who do I call if my vehicle gets stuck in the snow

If you feel that you are in danger, it is best to call 911. Otherwise, you may call a tow company to assist you.  

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Chase Bank Robbery - Arrest

Date: November 13, 2017 Contact: Lt. Kerry Curtis Public Information Officer 541-774-2299 “Your Police – Our Community” Type of Incident: Bank Robbery, Robbery 1, Assault 2, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Date of incident: November 9, 2. . .

How to Report Downed Trees

If a tree falls into the public right of way the Medford Public Works Department will respond to remove any portion of the tree that impedes or endangers the traveling public, both vehicles, and pedestrians. To report flooding and downed trees in Medford. . .

Daily Lane Closure on Lincoln Street, November 15-

Please note the following traffic impact item:  Lincoln Street between W. 8th and W. 10th – One travel lane will be closed on Lincoln Street between W. 8th Street and W. 10th Street from Wednesday, November 15, to Friday, November 17, 2017. The c. . .

Sidewalk Closure at Upland Place and Nottingham Ci

Please note the following traffic impact item:  Corner of Upland Place and Nottingham Circle – The sidewalk will be closed all hours at the corner of Upland Place and Nottingham Circle from Thursday, November 16, to Wednesday, November 22, 2017. . . .

Intermittent Sidewalk Closures on Oakdale/W. 8th/S

Please note the following traffic impact items.  The contractor, R & J Statewide Construction, will be working in the public right-of-way between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Traffic control will be present.   The following sidewalks will be cl. . .

Lane Closed on Mt Echo Drive, November 14-22

Please note the following traffic impact item:  Mt Echo Drive near Florence Avenue – One travel lane will be closed on Mt Echo Drive near Florence Avenue from Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The contractor, NPL, will b. . .

Lane Closure on Bron Circle, November 14-22

Please note the following traffic impact item:  Bron Circle near Timothy Avenue – One travel lane will be closed on Bron Circle near Timothy Avenue from Tuesday, November 14, to Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The contractor, NPL, will be working i. . .

Lane Closure on Aldersgate Road, November 14-22

Please note the following traffic impact item:  Aldersgate Road between Rosewood and Stonebrook – One travel lane will be closed on Aldersgate Road between Rosewood Street and Stonebrook Drive from Tuesday, November 14, to Wednesday, November 22,. . .

Lane Closure on Kings Highway, November 17-Decembe

Please note the following traffic impact item:  Kings Highway between Summer Glen and Halvorsen – One travel lane will be closed on Kings Highway between Summer Glen Drive and Halvorsen Street from Friday, November 17, to Friday, December 1, 2017. . .

Lane Diversion on Siskiyou Blvd, November 16-22

Please note the following traffic impact item:  Siskiyou Boulevard near Highland – Travel lanes will be diverted around the work zone on Siskiyou Boulevard near Highland Drive from Thursday, November 16, to Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The contr. . .

Threats to Medford High Schools

MEDIA RELEASE Medford Police Department Type of Incident: Threats to Medford High Schools On November 15, 2017 at 5:58 PM Medford Police began receiving reports from several citizens advising of text messages and social media posts indicating the. . .

Shoulder and/or Lane Closures at Various Locations

Please note the following traffic impact item:   The shoulders and/or lanes on roads listed below will be closed intermittently on weekdays from Wednesday, November 20, to Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The contractor, Asplundh, will be working in t. . .

Daily Lane Closures on S. Columbus Avenue and Garf

Please note the following traffic impact item:   Intersection of S. Columbus Ave and Garfield St- S. Columbus Avenue and Garfield Street will each have lane closures at or near their intersection on Monday, November 20, 2017 to Wednesday, Novemb. . .

Alley Closure on Alley Connecting Holly and Woodst

Please note the following traffic impact item:   Alley Closure on alley connecting Holly and Woodstock, near Haven - The alley connecting Holly Street and Woodstock Street, near Haven Street, will be closed on Monday, November 20, 2017 to Tuesda. . .

Intermittent Lane Closure on Stewart Ave, November

Please note the following traffic impact item:   Intermittent Lane Closure on Stewart Ave near E Barnett Rd – One southbound travel lane will be closed intermittently on Stewart Avenue near E Barnett Rd on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 to Friday, D. . .

MPRD Announces 2018 USCCP Tournament Schedule: To

MPRD Announces 2018 USCCP Tournament Schedule Tournament Slate Features Four New Youth Baseball Events     Staff contact:   Jesse Nyberg, Recreation Superintendent, 541-774-2482, jesse.nyberg@cityofmedford.org   (MEDFORD, Nov. 1. . .

Daily Lane Closure on Aldersgate Rd, November 21-2

Please note the following traffic impact item:   Lane Closure on Aldersgate Rd between Rosewood St to Barclay Rd  – One travel lane will be closed on Aldersgate Road between Rosewood Street to Barclay Road on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 to W. . .

Lane Closures at the Intersection of W Main St and

Please note the following traffic impact item:   Intersection of W Main St and N Ross Ln - W Main Street and N Ross Lane will each have lane closures at or near their intersection on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The contractor, Oregon Mainline Pa. . .

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