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Officials Lift Tyler Island Evacuation Advisory

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Crews work to repair a compromised levee along the Mokelumne River on Feb. 13, 2017.

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UPDATE Feb. 17, 9 a.m.: The evacuation advisory for residents in Tyler Island and the east section of Walnut Grove has been lifted. 

Crews have completed the damaged levee in Tyler Island and residents were cleared to go home Thursday.


Original Post: Though a Tyler Island evacuation warning was downgraded to an advisory on Wednesday afternoon, repair crews are still working around the clock to repair a compromised levee near Tyler Island.
 
Matt Robinson, a spokesman for the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services, says boulders are being dumped along the levee to stop further erosion. He also says that the wall of rocks will help to squeeze the levee back together.
 
"The work has been going on and [has] been pretty successful," says Robinson. "Crews hope to have the situation repaired, hopefully by Friday, which means that they'll be working through the upcoming rains."
 
Despite the rush to repair the levee, Robinson says that the upcoming storms are not expected to be as strong as last week's atmospheric river.
 
Plastic will still be placed over the boulders, however, to keep upcoming rains from causing any further damage.