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Town of Oregon Refuse Center (TORC) Hours: The weather had been unusally pleasant and recognize many residents have brush to dispose, however the Town of Oregon Refuse Center (TORC) is only open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:00pm(noon) for January, Februrary and March as winter months.  Starting in spring the TORC will be open every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm; please see hours below.   TORC Hours Town of Oregon Refuse Center (TORC) Hours January, February, March 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First and Third Saturday April-September 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.* Every Saturday *These hours are subject to change based on how heavily the service is used October-November  8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Every Saturday December 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Every Saturday

TEST TW WEATHER

Winter Weather is Here!

Like it or not, we’re starting to get more snow and cold weather. That makes it a great time to brush up on ways to be prepared for winter weather hazards to come.

If you have a weather emergency; including down street signs, trees or other road concerns, please call Dane County Sheriff’s department at 608-266-4948.  Since town phone lines are not monitored during weather emergencies, it is best to email using the Contact Us form availabe here https://townoforegonwi.gov/contact-us/ with questions or concerns.  

Visit these websites to learn more.

❄️ Ready.gov — Winter Weather

https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

❄️ ReadyWisconsin — Be informed about winter weather

Winter Storms
https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/winter-storms/

Extreme Cold
https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/extreme-cold/

Follow ReadyWisconsin on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/ReadyWisconsin/

❄️ Wisconsin Department of Health Services — Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/winter-weather.htm

 

❄️ Dane County Emergency Management — Natural Hazards

Emergency Preparedness & Planning
https://em.countyofdane.com/prepare

Winter Storms
https://em.countyofdane.com/hazards
(Summary from Dane County Emergency Management)

The winter season is a magical time, but winter storms can kill. Each year, thousands are killed or injured by automobile accidents, home fires, over-exertion, exposure, carbon monoxide poisoning, falls, and electrocution from downed wires. View the tips below to see how you can protect yourself and your family.

    • Stay indoors during storms. Avoid over-exertion or exposure if you must go out, especially if shoveling snow.
    • Have an emergency supply of food, which requires no cooking or refrigeration in case of power failure.
    • Make sure your household smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.
    • Avoid travel during a storm if possible. If you must travel, do so during daylight hours and try not to travel alone. Stay on main roads, and keep others informed of your schedule and route. Checking current road conditions before you leave is important. You can do this by calling Winter Road Conditions (https://511wi.gov/winterroadconditions) at 1-800-762-3947 / Traveler information: Call 511 or (866) 511-9472.
    • If a blizzard traps you in your car, pull off the road, set hazard lights to flashing, and hang a distress flag from the radio aerial or window. Remain in your vehicle and conserve fuel/battery life.