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SLICK STREETS — Public works crews are ready for inclement weather, according to the city, with four snow plows, five street sanders and an anti-icer ready to go if it snows in Lake Oswego. Typically, crews start with heavily used roads. Hills are the next priority. The city also has urged citizens to be ready for icy and snowy conditions, recommending that drivers carry tire chains, flashlights, first aid kits and other safety gear in their vehicles and avoid driving in the snow if possible.

E-RECYCLING — Green Century will host a free e-waste recycling event at Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Materials that will be accepted for free include desktop and laptop computers and monitors, fax machines and copiers, printers and scanners, ink cartridges, other computer-related electronics, TVs, VCRs and DVD players, audio equipment, cellphones, personal digital assistants, handheld gaming devices, washers and dryers, phones, cameras, ovens and stoves. For more information, call Chris Regis at 503-998-5357.

SECOND STREET — The city is planning to make improvements on Second Street between A and B avenues downtown, and a public information meeting will provide more details. The goal is to reconstruct the roadway and enhance the downtown business environment with better pedestrian and vehicle circulation, parking and street character. The meeting is set for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

PASSENGER RAIL — The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on the Oregon Passenger Rail project for Lake Oswego and Tualatin stakeholders from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 10. The open house will take place at the Tualatin Police Department, 8650 SW Tualatin Road in Tualatin. For more information, visit oregonpassengerrail.org.

SELLWOOD BRIDGE — If you travel on Highway 43 and would like to receive online traffic updates related to construction of the new Sellwood Bridge in Portland, click on the “Construction Updates” link at sellwoodbridge.org.

Construction of a new Sellwood Bridge begins this year, with the new span opening to traffic in May 2015, and completion of the entire bridge and interchange expected by June 2016.

TRANSIT — Lake Oswego officials recently met with TriMet, Ride Connection and Mary’s Woods to talk about transit options for the seniors who live at Mary’s Woods, as a large number of people live, work and visit that area, according to the city. The conversation will likely continue in the coming year.




Local Weather

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Lake Oswego

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Humidity: 86%

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  • 18 Dec 2014

    Rain 56°F 44°F

  • 19 Dec 2014

    AM Showers 50°F 45°F