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Pounding Breaks Records; ReVision Date Moved; Winter Weather Travel

Pounding Breaks Records

It was a community wide effort of epic proportions as members of the community showed up on Saturday to help fill the shelves of the Florence Food share.  Just after 2 hours the food share delivery truck had hauled about 10 thousand pounds of food over to the food share pantry from Grocery Outlet.  People shopped or brought in food for the 19th annual event as well as cash donations.  In addition $5000 dollars in cash donations turned into pounds of food as the event topped all expectations.  Event organizer Cindy Wobbe shared her thanks to everyone on social media and recounted the total for the day.

“Today we had a record year, again, 22,764 pounds of food were donated and put into the pantry at food share.”

In addition to the food contributed, local business, Top Hydraulics, added an equal amount of dollars to the pounds of food for a donations of $22,764.  This year’s haul topped last year’s total by 6200 pounds.

ReVision Date Moved

The city of Florence has updated the completion date of the ReVision Florence Project.  With delays, holidays, and potential weather delays the “substantial” completion date has been moved to the end  of January.  During the month of December crews will be connecting driveways and side streets to the completed paved portion of Highway 101.  There will be some down times for the holidays, but the city reminds motorists that even though the area might be vacant of workers it is still an active construction zone and caution and observance of all signs and traffic cones are required.  In addition to the work on the roadways crews will also begin removing the debris from the Quince Street staging area in the month of December.  The City of Florence will release dates and times of the paving schedule when they become available.

Winter Weather Travel

If you are planning on traveling over the roads for Thanksgiving, beware.  Snow and below freezing temperatures are predicted for the cascades and all along the central part of the state.  Even Portland has a chance for snow showers predicted for Wednesday although the chance is slight at this point.  Santiam pass is experiencing snow and that is scheduled to continue through Wednesday evening with a predicted accumulation possible of 12-14 inches.  The Willamette Pass is expected to see up to 31 inches between today and Thursday morning.