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Snow, road damage cause spinouts, closures on Highway 50, I-80

Sacramento to Lake Tahoe freeway traffic is compromised by the weather Tuesday morning. A shoulder along westbound Highway 50 east of Bridal Veil Falls collapsed and the slow lane is buckling. Spinouts are reported on Interstate 80.

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Update: TID reduces flow from Don Pedro spillway; area rivers running faster

The impact outlook from the spillway release at Don Pedro Reservoir was brighter Tuesday than it was the day before. Turlock Irrigation District decided Tuesday night to reduce the flow from the floodgate to 16,000 cubic feet per second from the initial 18,000 cfs. The reduction began at 10 p.m., TID spokesman Calvin Curtin said Tuesday morning.

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Rumors of ICE roundup, checkpoint in Stanislaus County denied

Rumors of a checkpoint to round up undocumented immigrants last week in south Modesto and other points in Stanislaus County simply were not true, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman said. Any arrests targeted those with criminal records and those who posed a threat to the community – not merely being undocumented.

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River Oaks Golf Course under water

The lower portion of River Oaks Golf Course located next to the Tuolumne River was under water on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. There are nine holes on the lower portion of the course.

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Side view of Don Pedro spillway

Here is a side view seconds after the Turlock Irrigation District opened the spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office)

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River Oaks Golf Course under water

The lower portion of River Oaks Golf Course located next to the Tuolumne River was under water on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. There are nine holes on the lower portion of the course.
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River Oaks Golf Course under water 0:27

River Oaks Golf Course under water

Police, fire prepare for Modesto flooding 1:02

Police, fire prepare for Modesto flooding

Side view of Don Pedro spillway 0:35

Side view of Don Pedro spillway

TID opens spillway at Don Pedro 0:23

TID opens spillway at Don Pedro