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What you need to know: April 2

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on April 2, 2019.

Posted: Apr 2, 2019 8:34 AM
Updated: Apr 2, 2019 9:21 AM

Gates of Oroville Dam Spillway to open for the first time in 2 years

Two years after the evacuations, the Department of Water Resources is preparing to open the spillway gates for the first time since reconstruction. There is a press conference at 9 a.m. Stay with Action News Now for the latest developments.

Chico City Council to discuss housing, cannabis committee, climate emergency

Tuesday night, the Chico City Council will discuss a host of issues at its meeting including Camp Fire housing, a cannabis committee, and whether to declare a 'climate emergency.' The council will also hear from neighbors on Royce Lane working to repeal the placement of temporary housing near their homes. The meeting starts at 6 p,m. on Tuesday in the City Council Chambers.

Officials hand out seeds to Shasta County community members

On Tuesday, officials will be handing out more than 2,000 seedlings to community members in Shasta to begin planting. For those that want to take part in this effort, people can pick up seeds at the Old School House parking lot in Shasta at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Contractor leasing Tuscan Ridge Golf Course to Camp Fire workers

A contractor is leasing the Tuscan Ridge Golf Course to 1,500 Camp Fire workers. Crews will build 390 trailers on the course. The lease is for the next 9 months.

Releases from Keswick Dam expected to increase Wednesday

Releases into the Sacramento River from the Keswick Dam are expected to ramp up Wednesday. Dam officials will increase it to 20,000 cubic feet per second on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Sinkhole closes bus stop in Redding

A sinkhole has shut down a bus stop in Redding in the parking lot of the Shasta County Health and Human Services building off Breslauer Way. Workers say it was caused by a ruptured pipe in the ground. Raba Bus Service will be stopped in the area until that hole is fixed. There is no word yet on how long those repairs will take.

Snow, rain causes travel impacts in the Sierra

Melting snow and rain in the Sierra caused major impacts to some roadways. Highway 89 is currently dealing with three major slide areas. Highway 50 is open after closing Monday due to mudslides and dangerous roadway conditions. 

Chico
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Wednesday will be hot with a return to 80s this weekend and next week. Mountain thunderstorms will be possible on Friday.
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