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Evacuation Notice Lifted For Wilton Residents

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UPDATE 10:48 p.m. Feb. 11:  The evacuation center at Pleasant Grove High School was closed at 7 p.m.

The evacuation and shelter-in-place notice has been lifted for Wilton residents. 

Meanwhile, the Sacramento Sheriff's Department monitored flood waters around the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove. Flooding was not a threat to the facility Saturday, but social visits for inmates were temporarily shut down. 

UPDATE 10:03 a.m. Feb. 11: Sacramento's Office of Emergency Services is urging residents of Point Pleasant, including the Glanville Tract, to evacuate.

The office warns that rising waters may spill over onto roadways and cut off access. The full notice, along with evacuation instructions, can be found here.

An evacuation center has been set up at Pleasant Grove High School, 9531 Bond Rd., Elk Grove, 95624.

UPDATE 9:15 p.m. Feb. 10: Sacramento's Office of Emergency Services has issued a shelter in place warning for Wilton residents.

The office is advising those evacuated the area to remain where they are, and those who have stayed in their homes to shelter in place for the rest of the night.

There is an evacuation center at Pleasant Grove High School, 9531 Bond Rd., Elk Grove, 95624. 

Sac OES says many roads are closed due to flooding and will remain closed -- and unsafe for travel -- for the rest of the night. A list of road closures can be found here.

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UPDATE, 1:34 P.M. Feb. 10: Authorities have issued an evacuation advisory for residents of Elk Grove's Point Pleasant neighborhood. 

Flooding is expected in some areas over the next 24 hours, according to the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services.

The office recommends that residents head east on Point Pleasant Road and north on Bruceville Road toward high ground in order to evacuate.

The office also reports that Lambert Road at Snodgrass Slough and east of Franklin Boulevard is expected to be impassable.

SacOES is also advising Wilton residents in low lying areas or along the Cosumnes River to evacuate to areas outside the affected zones. 

The Cosumnes River is expected to reach flood stage at Wilton Road Friday afternoon. This will imapct roadway access into and out of Wilton. 

An evacuation center has been set up at Pleasant Grove High School (9531 Bond Rd., Elk Grove). 

Residents can stay updated on the situation via SacOES.org and SacOES' Facebook and Twitter pages.

Original Post: Additional rain, potential thunderstorms, flooding, and more snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range is expected Friday.

The Sacramento region will largely avoid rain. But the Central Valley and Mendocino Coast regions will bear the brunt of the storm for the majority of Friday, eventually tapering off by 9 p.m. 

The Sacramento region may potentially see thunderstorms in the afternoon and the evening, with thunderstorms hitting the valley at central points such as Chico, the foothills, and the Stockton-Merced area. The thunderstorms may bring hail, gusty winds, lightning, and brief downpours. Residents are advised to take shelter if they hear thunder.



Water levels are also rising in local bodies of water. Locally, rivers such as the Sacramento River (at Tehama Bridge, Vina Woodson Bridge, and Ord Ferry) and the Yolo Bypass (at Lisbon) are at the flood stage, while rivers such as the Sacramento, Yuba, Cosumnes, and San Joaquin rivers are at the monitor stage. 

Emergent water levels have been noted at Arcade Creek near American River College (74.81 feet, one-and-a-half feet below flood stage) and near Wilton (73.5 feet). Dry Creek West at Elkhorn has also reached the monitoring stage with reports of water levels at 45 feet.

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The mountains will also continue to see snowfall through Friday and Friday evening, with concentrations at 5,000 feet north of Interstate 80 and 6,000 feet south of I-80. 

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Capital Public Radio Staff

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