Some road, schools closures as heavy snow falls in Sierra

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Heavy snow falling in the Sierra Nevada mountains has led to some road and schools closures. 
The California Department of Transportation is advising motorist to avoid traveling if possible because heavy snow is expected throughout Monday.

KRCR-TV of Redding reports classes at three schools in Shasta County were canceled due to snow.   
A winter storm sweeping across California and Nevada has dumped at least 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow over the past two days. Much more is expected through Tuesday.
Authorities over the weekend issued blizzard and avalanche warnings for the Sierra through Monday night.