California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic on Highway 70 as residents evacuate Marysville on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, due to a possible failure of the Oroville Dam auxilary spillway.
California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic on Highway 70 as residents evacuate Marysville on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, due to a possible failure of the Oroville Dam auxilary spillway. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic on Highway 70 as residents evacuate Marysville on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, due to a possible failure of the Oroville Dam auxilary spillway. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

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