Schools closed Tuesday, bus service shut down in the morning, Tuesday trash pickups postponed to Saturday
By Bert Etling, Ashland.news
About 7 inches of snow fell on Ashland Monday night into Tuesday morning, closing schools, stopping bus service and causing postponement of trash and recycling pickup.
Ashland High School will be on a delayed start Wednesday, March 1, due to hazardous conditions, Ashland School District has announced. Career Day is canceled. Check the district website for up-to-date information.
Wednesday’s supposed to be mostly sunny after some snow showers early, but at least a chance of snow remains in the forecast for another week. High temperatures will remain in the low 40s, while lows are in the mid 20s.
Due to hazardous conditions due to snowfall, Recology rescheduled trash pickup for those on Tuesday routes until Saturday. Glass bins can be left at the curb for pickup before then.
“Please note that even minimal snowfall can pose significant safety risks, especially on streets with steep grades,” read a statement from Recology on Tuesday. “We employee-owners of Recology thank you for your understanding as we prioritize safety and make every effort to stay on schedule.”
For more information, go online at recology.com.
An emergency weather shelter will remain open at least through Thursday night at 48 5th St. City policy calls for opening a shelter when the National Weather Service forecast is for temperatures of 32 or below.
The shelter opens at 5 p.m. each evening. Doors close for the night at 9 p.m., with lights out at 10 p.m. This is a no-frills shelter, which means individuals should plan on providing their own bedding. Well-behaved pets are welcome. The shelter closes at 9 a.m.
For additional information, contact community volunteer Avram Sacks of Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA) at 541-220-7307 or 541-631-2235. The shelter is operated by OHRA for the city of Ashland.
To sign up for text alerts with shelter information, text 97520SHELTER to 888777.
Email Ashland.news Executive Editor Bert Etling at email@example.com or call or text him at 541-631-1313. Ashland.news reporter Holly Dillemuth contributed to this report.