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Storm's rising waters lead to rescue by Sacramento Fire

The Sacramento Fire Department reported that one person was rescued from an island in the American River under Highway 160 and transported to a hospital.
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The Sacramento Fire Department reported that one person was rescued from an island in the American River under Highway 160 and transported to a hospital.

Five people rescued from river Thursday night

10:20 p.m. : The Sacramento Fire Department reported that it had completed its fifth water rescue in four hours, with swimmers pulling a woman to shore from an island in the American River. She was taken to the hospital suffering from exposure, a department spokesman said.

Earlier Thursday night, the rescue of one person form an island under in the American River under Highway 160 was followed by rescue of another person in the area of Del Paso Boulevard. Two other people were removed from the river near Cal Expo at Ethan Way and were being evaluated, according to a Fire Department.

One person rescued from island

7:10 p.m.: The Sacramento Fire Department reported that one person was rescued from an island in the American River under Highway 160 and transported to a hospital.

Boat and rescue crews were handling two other water rescues, one in the area of Del Paso and Northgate boulevards, and the other near Ethan Way.

Fire crews launch water rescues along American River

6:30 p.m.: The Sacramento Fire Department reported that two water rescues were underway along the American River: one near Del Paso Boulevard and Railroad Avenue and the other at Mile Marker 6 on the American River Parkway.

Sutter County seeks to dispel rumors of evacuations

6:20 p.m.: Sutter County announced Thursday evening that it has not called for evacuations due to high water or damage to the Oroville Dam spillway.

“While Sutter County is surrounded by high river flows from the Sacramento, Bear, Yuba and Feather rivers, it has not called for evacuations, despite rumors and an unfortunate tweet by a Butte County official earlier this evening,” the county said in a written statement.

The county is monitoring river conditions, the weather forecast and releases at Oroville Dam, according to the news release.

If evacuations are called, county officials would use local and regional media to alert the public, as well as text messages, the news release said. Residents can sign up for text messages on the county’s emergency management web page, www.bepreparedsutter.org.

I-80 reopened in Donner area, chain controls in effect

5:50 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol reported Interstate80 had reopened in both directions in the Donner area. Chains are required between Donner Lake Road and Kingvale.

Power outage reported in South Natomas

4:48 p.m.: The Sacramento Municipal Utility District reported a power outage affecting 1,181 customers in the South Natomas area. Power was expected to be restored about 5:50 p.m.

‘Slipout’ closes section of Highway 49 near Nevada City

4:30 p.m.: Caltrans reports that Highway 49 just north of Nevada City is closed between Newtown and Tyler Foote roads because of a "slipout" on one side of the roadway just north of the Yuba River Bridge.

Truck collisions close westbound I-80 near Donner

4:45 p.m..: Caltrans reported that westboud I-80 has reopened to traffic after being closed at the Donner Lake interchange because of multiple truck collisions. Chain controls on in effect. Eastbound traffic is being held at Kingvale.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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